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Jakarta Post

Made Wianta: Razor sharp

  • Diajeng Hendratmo-Brown


Jakarta   /   Mon, July 11 2011   /  08:00 am

Made Wianta has made a name for himself as one of Bali’s most inventive and prolific artists. Using everything from paint and fabrics to razor blades, Wianta’s creativity seems boundless.
Courtesy of Made WiantaIt was a drizzly afternoon in Denpasar at Made Wianta’s studio and home. In order to enter the studio, visitors must first climb a flight of gray stone stairs that feels like entering a temple.

The studio was filled with muted colored wood and stones. In contrast to the stark white walls, the space was accentuated by some of Wianta’s more recent, and daring, works of art.

Calm and breezy, the art studio was filled with large windows overlooking a green garden and pond. The calm and serene ambiance of the scene belied the personality of the man of the house.

“Tell me, what is your story?” Made Wianta said after our introduction. Satisfied with...