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The Art Market ~ Balinese Art for Sale

Modern, Contemporary and Traditional Balinese Art / Street Art and Murals

Direct sales and commissioned work
Street-art mural of a traditional Balinese market from the 1930s in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Photorealistic street-art mural of a traditional 1930s-style Balinese market by an unknown street-artist in Badung, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
September 9, 2020.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

THIS NEW SECTION is an experiment – a free space for Balinese artists to share their work, and to hopefully sell a piece or two in the process. These are hard times. No commission fees will be taken by Ubud High. This is a sales-fee-free zone.

Artist takes all.

The last time a major economic disaster hit Bali – the 2002 and 2005 bombings – many of Bali's artisans and artists packed up their easels and chisels for good. Silversmiths became taxi drivers; painters became barmen; wood-carvers became sheet-changers in hotels. The result? A generation of Balinese art that was never made.

The impact of the Coronavirus on Bali's artists and their families is crushing, and tourism won't be making a comeback anytime soon. The Balinese economy is running on fumes. There is no social security, and no emergency bail-outs to speak of on Bali. For young artists, their art is their lifeblood; for the old, their pension; and for those artists who have passed away, a chance for their families to swap some very tasty, bequeathed art for food.

Artists' or representatives' contact details are provided in each of the portfolios below. Please contact them directly for enquiries, payment, collection or delivery.

Dig deep, or just enjoy the free market scene...

Om Swastiastu.

Street-art mural of a traditional Balinese market from the 1930s in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Photorealistic street-art mural of a traditional 1930s-style Balinese market by an unknown street-artist in Badung, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
September 9, 2020.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.


Art for Sale ~ A Bali 'Art Attack

Not for Sale ~ Art on Bali


Modern Balinese Artists ~ Street Art, Murals and Canvasses

Wild Drawing ~ 'WD' (b.Nusa Penida, Bali, 199X –)

Contemporary Balinese Art / Street Art / Murals to order / Installations / Canvasses for sale

The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali, Indonesia
Social-political art installation at Kulidan Kitchen in Ketewel, Bali, protesting against the destruction of Indonesian rice-fields and farmland by heavy industry

'Tanah Air Mata' (Land of Tears) (2020).
Social-political mural/art-installation by the street artist Wild Drawing at Kulidan Kitchen in Ketewel, Bali, protesting against the destruction of rice-fields and farmland by heavy industry.
Artwork by © 2020 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoksart co-operative, Bali.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

» See more street art and murals to order by Wild Drawing of The Pojoks »

SLINAT (b.Bali, 199X –)

Contemporary Balinese Art / Street Art / Murals to order / Canvasses for sale

The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali, Indonesia
A topless Balinese woman from the 1930s protests against pollution and tourism on a wall in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

'I want to retire from being exotic' (2013).
Stencil street-mural of a traditionally topless Balinese woman from the 1930s protests against pollution and tourism on an Ubud wall in Bali, Indonesia.
The fly says: "I'm coming!"
Artwork by © 2020 SLINAT of The Pojoks art collective, Bali.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

» See more street art, murals and canvasses by SLINAT of The Pojoks »

Bob Trinity (b.Bali, 199X –)

Contemporary Balinese Art / Murals to order / Canvasses for sale / Street Art

The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali, Indonesia
Painting for sale by the artist Bob Trinity, Bali

Untitled (2020).
Unframed. Acrylic on canvas.
Artwork © 2020 Bob Trinity of The Pojoks art co-operative.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.


Traditional Balinese Painters

I. Ketut Murtika (b.Batuan, Bali 1952 – d.2019)

Traditional Balinese Art / Balinese-Hindu religion / Mythology & mysticism

The Batuan School of Painting
Balinese painting for sale by the artist I. Ketut Murtika from Batuan, Bali, Indonesia

Untitled.
70cm x 50cm. Unframed. Acrylic on canvas.
Artwork by © I. Ketut Murtika, Batuan, Bali.
Photograph by © Ubud High.

» See more traditional Balinese paintings for sale by I. Ketut Murtika »

I. Made Tubuh (b.Batuan, Bali 1942 –)

Traditional Balinese Art / Hindu religion / Mythology / Traditional scenes / Tourism

The Batuan School of Painting
Balinese painting for sale by the artist Made Tubuh from Batuan, Bali, Indonesia

'Lomba Layang-Layang' (Kite Festival).
100cm x 70cm. 2010. Framed. Acrylic on canvas.
Artwork by © I. Made Tubuh, Batuan, Bali.
Photograph by © Ubud High.

» See more traditional Balinese paintings for sale by Made Tubuh »

I. Ketut Sutama (b.Ubud, Bali 1960 –)

Traditional Balinese Art / Balinese Hinduism / Traditional Balinese life / Farming

Self-taught painter
Painting of traditional Balinese farming life by the artist Ketut Sutama of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

'Judul Memanen'. 2016.
100cm x 75cm. Unframed. Acrylic oil on canvas.
Artwork by © Ketut Sutama, Bali.
Photograph by © Ubud High.

» See more traditional Balinese paintings for sale by Ketut Sutama »


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The Ubud Handbook by John Storey

The Last Word

Portrait of the Day

Portraits from Bali by Ubud High

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The Ubud Handbook by John Storey

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The Ubud Handbook

The Ubud Handbook

THE UBUD HANDBOOK ~ Your guide to living in Ubud and Bali in a nutshell.

Chapters & Extracts

The Ubud Handbook will be published as a paperback, iBook and e-book on November 11, 2020.

Feel free to enjoy 12 of the 42 chapters. Have fun, and keep reading.


Culture Bites

Cinema Paradiso


Religion Matters

An American Calonarang

The Tale of Ganesha the Globetrotter (Excerpt)


Getting Around

It's Silly Season Again

The Other Side of the Coin

Surviving Bali on a 'Bike


Personal Stories

Diary of a Market Girl


Food Talk

The King of Stink


Tourism & Self-Enrichment

Eat, Pray, Self-Love

The Land of Self-Healing and Snake Oil

From Ubud With Love


Holidays from the Jungle

The Heads of Trunyan

A Line in the Sand (Excerpt)


The Ubud Handbook

THE UBUD HANDBOOK ~ Your guide to living in Ubud and Bali in a nutshell.

THE UBUD HANDBOOK ~ Your guide to living in Ubud and Bali in a nutshell

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