Gajah Gallery is thrilled to announce our most resent exhibition of Mangu Putra’s resent works- “Silent Words”.
Mangu Putra is a well-known artist from Bali, known for his controversial hyperrealist portrayals of the past and the natural world. With meticulous attention to detail, Putra exposes a wide spectrum of natural sceneries, from unspoiled, picturesque landscapes to those that have been damaged, polluted, and exploited by civilization. In Indonesia during the 1990s and 2000s, he investigated themes and conflicts between the natural and spiritual realms, revealing how closely related they are and incorporating his own personal quest for spiritual meaning into his landscapes. He has broadened his oeuvre in the last ten years to include studies of Indonesian politics and history. By delving deeply into historical archives, he reveals the complicated stories and realities of the Balinese people as well as the troubled colonial history of the nation, placing them at the center of these narratives rather than being left out on the outside.