Even though the location was not permanent, the exhibition of the works of art was significantly meaningful. As if the sublime cultural values through the medium of the art encouraged the artists to work harder and reach glory as the past time of Buleleng. They might not leave the tradition, but remained to make creativity in appropriate with the passage of time. At least, it was delivered in the art exhibition entitled ‘Magnifier’ in the Buleleng Festival (Bulfest) 2013. There were at least 42 works by 17 artists living in Buleleng showcasing their works in the official residence of the Buleleng Regent transformed in the venue of the Bulfest. The whole works were in the form of graphics, glass painting, realistic painting and surrealistic paintings. “This exhibition does not determine the school of painters, so that the whole work can be accommodated, without having to be restricted to particular painting schools,” said the Exhibition Coordinator, Wayan Sudiarta.
Sudiarta then pointed out the works of Ketut Santosa remaining to focus on the traditional style, namely on glass painting. His works were exhibited with the works of several other artists such as Tini Wahyuni whose style tended to be surrealistic. Such painting works were made by painter group coalesced into the Buleleng Artists Group (KPB) whose presence was to accommodate the artists of the Northern Bali. Meanwhile, most other works were made by the artists who had been and were still studying in the Fine Arts Department, Ganesha Education University (Undiksha) of Singaraja.
Aside from the two artists mentioned above, added the lecturer at the Fine Arts of the Undiksha, there were also several other artists getting involved. Among others, they were Nyoman Suma Argawa, N. Arnawa, Pande Gede Supada, Nyoman Polenk Rediasa, I Gede Willy Hima, Wayan Sudiarta, Ketut Samudrawan, Made Ariana, Komang Suaka, Made Karma Weda, Made Hardika, Ketut Adi Sandiasa, Nyoman Nuyasa, Made Suwismaya and Ari Sudarma. (BTN/015)
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