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Coming Home: Momentary Lapse

Solo Art Exhibition by I Made Arya Palguna at Komaneka Gallery in Ubud Through January 28, 2019

I Made Arya Palguna, an artist born in Ubud, Bali in 1976, will present his most recent work in a solo exhibition: “Coming Home: Momentary Lapse.”

The show at Komaneka Gallery, Monkey Forest Road in Ubud runs until Monday, January 28, 2019.

After more than twenty years of residency in Yogyakarta, Palguna has come home to “the island of the gods.” Returning to start his life anew in Bali is a very significant change in the life of this artist—a time to reconnect the trail of memory of things left behind and to encounter the future. The exploding emotional turmoil and leaps of energy encountered are transformed beautifully into painting and sculpture.

To come to Bali as a Balinese is, of course, different from coming to Bali as a tourist or foreign visitor. Palguna finds that reality has changed on the Island of his birth. Childhood friends are now grown up, and he returns with the responsibility of being the head of a family.

Exhibition Catalog 

Much in Bali looks different and many changes are underway, creating in Palguna deep impressions that provokes both anxiety and questions. This is the basis of the themes of Palguna’s recent works shown in his current exhibition where he presents twenty paintings and five sculptures, all made in 2018.

Visually, Palguna’s work speaks in light and simple imagery, but actually it embraces a high degree of complexity. The intelligence of the artist is in expressing a complicated sense of his presence again in his homeland with a language that appears harmonious. Criticism, protest and anger are packaged in a poetic surface.

“Coming Home: Momentary Lapse”

Solo Exhibition by Made Arya Palguna

Through January 28, 2018

Komaneka Fine Art Gallery

Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud

Gianyar 80571, Bali, Indonesia

Telephone: +62-(0)361 4792518


Komaneka Gallery Website 

The Gallery opens everyday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm