Imhathai Suwatthanaslip

b. 1976, Bali, Indonesia
Lives and works in Bali, Indonesia

Ida Bagus Putu Purwa is a Balinese contemporary artist. He portrays life through various subject matters such as humans, fauna, and flora that express his feelings, emotions, and imaginations. His works are reflections of himself, both as an individual and social being that lives in the Balinese community, surrounded by its culture and traditions.

Born and raised in Bali, Ida Bagus Putu Purwa graduated from the Indonesian High School of Art (STSI) Denpasar. His practice is strongly influenced by the customs, culture, and traditions in Bali, which are at the root of his artworks. Using a combination of charcoal and oil paint, Purwa creates distinctive elements in his surrealist-decorative paintings. He has exhibited in various international art galleries and institutions in many major cities such as Tokyo, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Hong Kong.

BIOGRAPHY INFORMATION FROM SRISASANTI SYNDICATE AND MIZUMA GALLERY, APRIL 2024.

Country: Thailand
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