Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Welcome to Paradise, A Solo Painting Exhibition by I Ketut Teler

Maya Ubud Resort & Spa will feature a solo painting exhibition by I Ketut Teler, titled “Welcome to Paradise” from January 8 - February 8, 2011.

Teler will display 22 of his unique artworks themed “Welcome to Paradise”, which are the testimonies to the various phenomena of costumes, culture, tradition & religions that occurred in Bali. The paintings show various forms of acculturation and cultural adaptation that grow harmoniously in Bali.

Born in 1971 in the village of Bangli, Bali, Teler graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts Indonesia in Denpasar. Since 1992 he has been active in group exhibitions in a number of galleries and museums in Bali, Yogyakarta and Jakarta. In 1995 he participated in The Artist Residence in Boston, USA. In the same year he was awarded the First Prize Kamasra by the ISI in Denpasar.

Since 2002, Teler has been interested in icons and Buddhism which is often reflected in his works. He pursues the philosophy of Mahayana Buddhism, and the rituals of Vajrayana. “Through the middle way, I want to search and find the essence of dualism, which is able to bring about an attitude of tolerance and harmony in life. The middle way it also inspires a lot of my works,” he said.

Teler’s exquisite works can be viewed during this exhibition at the Lobby of Maya Ubud Resort & Spa from January 8 - February 8, 2011.

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