The Indonesian artist Bhundhowi has dedicated his life to pursuing the ideals of peace.
A native of Java, he displayed precocious artistic talents as a child. Beginning as a cartoonist he evolved to oil painting, creating canvasses rich with color and imagery reminiscent of tropical gardens. Later, employment with the Save the Children Foundation introduced Bhundhowi to a wider range of humanitarian concerns and a group of people who shared his interests.
Working in Cambodia and Laos, the young artists encountered Buddhism. Although raised in the Islamic atmosphere of Java, he recognized in Buddhism many underlying themes from a religion that once flourished in his homeland.
Emotionally drawn to Indonesia's famous Borobudur Temple, images of Buddha and lotuses as symbols of peace form central themes in Bhundhowi's artistic vocabulary.
A long time resident of Bali, Bhundhowi has used his island home to explore new media including photography and mixed media montages inspired by Man Ray.
Quest for Peace -Bhundhowi's third exhibition at the Ganesha Gallery Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay will run daily from June 14 Ė July 7, 2006. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m..
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