Wayan Bawa Antara
He was born in the Peliatan village of Ubud in 1974. He comes from a family of artists and lived in a community where there are many talented artists. Perhaps it is in this environment that he is continuously encouraged to explore his talent. He finished his education in Fine Arts at the Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (STSI), Denpasar in 1998. His works have been exhibited in Denpasar, Jakarta, and as far away as Japan. He has consistently been viewed as one of the most favored young artists from Bali for the past 10 years and has been rewarded for his consistency to produce works in the realistic and figurative style that is inspired by the cultural treasures of Bali. One of the more interesting themes that are presented in the paintings of Bawa Antara is his interpretation of the intricacies of traditional textiles. His paintings are visually accomplished through the application of color that follows the shadows of the fabric’s contours. An example of what is most fascinating about Bawa Antara’s style is his approach in constructing a three-dimensional illusion to his work of art.