The Balinese artist I Made Arya Dwita Dedok began his lessons regarding the universal power of art at the age of 12, in 1983, when he won a children's painting exhibition at the Bali Hyatt Hotel in Sanur. Fifteen years later he graduated from Indonesia's top art academy (ISI) as a promising young printmaker and artist.
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Multi-talented Dedok worked simultaneously in several fields including photography, graphic design, printmaking, painting and cartoons winning several prizes in each category. The connection between these various disciplines and his whimsical but edgy prints are easy to see. Much inspired by graffiti, he combines the spontaneity of street art with the technical discipline of a fine artist.
His themes, as indicated by the name of his current exhibition, are ecumenical and all-inclusive. Art him has taught him to appreciate life for its gifts and, although his images include social commentary, he is not a cynic but rather a humorous satirist able to laugh at himself as well as others. His art is also at once thought provoking vignettes.
Dedok's talents have earned him praise beyond Bali and Indonesia. In 2008 he won the Freeman Foundation Art Fellowship
at the prestigious Vermont Studio Center
in Johnson, Vermont, U.S.A.. Peace, Love and Understanding
An Exhibition of Paintings by I Made Arya Dwita Dedok
Ganesha Gallery at the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay
Open Daily 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. - April 16 - May 11, 2009
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