At the current age of 50 years, Made Kaek holds a solo exhibition at Vin Plus on Jalan Kayu Jati # 1 Seminyak, Kuta. With the theme ‘Made Kaek # 50,’ this Denpasar-born artist on January 23, 1967 would like to make the exhibition a small celebration to mark the 2017 as half century of
At the current age of 50 years, Made Kaek holds a solo exhibition at Vin Plus on Jalan Kayu Jati # 1 Seminyak, Kuta. With the theme ‘Made Kaek # 50,’ this Denpasar-born artist on January 23, 1967 would like to make the exhibition a small celebration to mark the 2017 as half century of his age. “Amid this art journey, I also cover the world of tourism. Originally, I felt anxious to pursue the ‘two worlds’ namely the art and tourism,” he said.
Vin + is a restaurant and wine shop as well as a place to hold painting exhibition that has held the same event. Made Kaek showcased 56 works of various sizes. Some paintings are made on canvas, while some others on paper or wood. All the works are created during the period of 2007 – 2017. The exhibition opened on December 16 at 19:00 will take place until January 23, 2018.
The two worlds namely the art and tourisms he pursues gradually find a mutualistic synergy. He can balance them. In the world of the art, he can make free expression without burden, while in the world of tourism he works to live welfare. “Originally, it was just for fun in adolescence. As a child and getting into adolescence, I consider to having no privileges, so I have to choose this,” he said.
As a person born in the 1960s, he is regarded as one of the witnesses of the growth of Denpasar into a city. Kaek did not start his fun of drawing when he was a child as a number of artists that have started loving drawing since childhood. He began drawing when going to high school without guidance or encouragement from others.
Kaek tried to sketch out his perception of the objects around him. He did not think of the way he should look because he did not know. Most importantly, the drawings or sketches he constructs can build a figuration. He is confident that his image resembles to usual images or sketches in general as he sees.
Kaek felt confident that drawing pleasure is obtained from his mother’s blood, Ni Ketut Nendri, originating from Sukawati. After graduating from high school, Kaek pursued legal studies at a university in Yogyakarta. Instead of studying diligently, he even associated with the students of the art studies and joined their drawing activities. Nevertheless, he finally could complete his university study majoring in law, but Kaek decided to engage fully in the world of the art in Bali.
On the way, he had hesitated considering the world of the art is a world of expression while he must be financially independent. Although he did not entirely leave the art, Kaek finally decided to pursue the world of tourism in Bali. These two paths of life are united in him. He founded Paros Gallery on December 12, 1999 and then early 2017 renamed it into Paros House. (BTN/015)