I Ketut Muja

b. 1944, Bali, Indonesia
d. 2014, Indonesia

Ketut Muja was an artist who primarily worked in sculpture. His well-renowned sculptures are carved of old wood roots into surreal and mystical shapes, and his works have been collected by collectors from within and outside the country. Before turning to sculpture, Muja learned to make masks from Wayan Tangguh when he was 13 years old. Muja then studied sculpting realist and naturalist statues from Made Rondin and Wayan Kompit. In this era, he also made statues about the Ramayana and Mahabarata stories. His most prominent work is the Hanuman statue.

Muja’s works have been exhibited at home and abroad, including in the 1975-1976 Jakarta Fair exhibition, the Indonesian Wayang Fair in Jakarta (1993), the Indonesian Craft Art exhibition at the Jakarta National Gallery, exhibitions in Germany (2001 and 2002) and exhibitions in Singapore.


Country: Indonesia