December 5th - 22nd, 2007
(Members of the press are cordially invited to the exhibition opening at Valentine Willie Fine Art on Wednesday, 5th December at 8pm.)
Valentine Willie Fine Art is excited to present Putu Sutawijaya's second solo exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. This recent body of work marks a new transition in the artist's development as he moves away from his signature androgynous bodies in motion to depict landscape and architecture. Inspired by the splendour of Angkor Wat during his trip to Cambodia in 2006, the artist has begun painting the majestic Borobudur and other temples around Central Java since his return.
PUTU SUTAWIJAYA (b. 1971, Indonesia) was born in Bali, and pursued his studies at the Art Faculty of the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, graduating in 1998.
Since then he has been producing contemporary works from his studio in Yogyakarta and Bali. The artist is the recipient of the Philip Morris Top 10 Asean Artists Award (1999) and the Best Fine Art Award from the Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta at the 11th Dies Nathalis. Putu Sutawijaya's works have been exhibited throughout Indonesia.
His paintings have also been shown in London, Basel, Chicago, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
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