The Grand Sovereign held its first art exhibition with the theme Maygical Day. The solo exhibition featuring the works of the artist I Gusti Ngurah Putu Buda took place on May 27-29, 2022 from 17:00 until 20:00. The art event was also filled with painting his work in person by the artist Gusti Ngurah Putu Buda. “This painting art exhibition is a form of support of the Grand Sovereign Kuta Bali to artists in Bali who have more or less felt the impact of the pandemic for the past two years,” said General Manager, Wayan Muka, on Friday (May 20).
In addition, the Agung Course and Training Institute chaired by Dr. AA Ayu Ketut Agung, also participated in supporting the event by providing a Tengkuluk Lelunakan Workshop. Besides, it was also enlivened with coloring and drawing competitions for children by Arya–Jayastana, using cloth tutorials for teenagers from the Indonesian Cloth Users Community (KCBI) of Bali Province and various entertainments, including contemporary dances, live music and fashion shows by KCBI.
Wayan Muka stated that the limitations of the artists to carry out offline exhibitions are also one of the reasons for holding the event. Aside from supporting artists in Bali, the event also supports the Regulation of Bali Governor Number 99/2018 concerning Marketing and Utilization of Agricultural Products, Fisheries and Local Bali Industries by involving Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in order to be able to expand their products and services to the public.
In this exhibition, I Gusti Ngurah Putu Buda or familiarly addressed as Gus Buda Uye displayed 22 abstract style paintings and a special painting directly made at the opening taking place on Friday (May 27) at 17:00 until 20:00. The solo exhibition of Gus Buda represents the views of the Indonesian people, especially the Balinese who are very enthusiastic about the reopening of access for foreign tourists to Bali. “Many players of tourism and other business sectors end up being crowded with visitors which is a miracle that suddenly happened in the midst of this pandemic,” he said.
His painting entitled Peace on Blue symbolizes the condition of the world in recent years being hit by a disaster that has shocked the world as if the world was required to stop or take a break but humans still have to move through life, making peace with a tense situation. Make peace with blue, make peace with nature, make peace with the pandemic, make peace with others, Bali and the world are more peaceful. His works were not only exhibited for three days but throughout the year 2022 at the Grand Sovereign Kuta Bali. “For collectors in Bali and overseas, they can visit the Grand Sovereign Kuta Bali to complete the painting collection,” he explained.
The exhibition deliberately raised the theme Maygical Day as a symbol of the hope for the rise of tourism in Bali. “Through this theme, we hope that tourism, arts and all businesses in it can hopefully again use the time and opportunity as well as possible to achieve a brighter future. It is strategically located in Kuta–Bali that and close to Ngurah Rai International Airport, Kuta Beach, Seminyak, Sanur, Denpasar and has easy access for hotel guests with the presence of the Bali Mandara Toll Road that makes us optimistic if this Maygical Day art exhibition can be visited by many guests,” hoped Wayan Muka. (BTN/014)