“PRERAI NEW” with Swoofone and Donik Dangin at Artotel Sanur

by Igo Kleden


BALI – Artotel Group has always been highly committed to the preservation of art in Bali. Almost every month Artotel Group organizes art exhibitions.

This time ARTOTEL Sanur – Bali again held an art exhibition with the theme Prerai Anyar with Balinese artists, Swoofone and Donik Dangin.

These two artists tell about a village called Denpasar. The initial place for the ship carrying tourists to dock, is also a place where the people have a livelihood as fishermen such as Swoofone’s father and Donik.

On this basis, Swoofone and Donik had the idea of ​​collaborating with the fishing group Astitining Segara to retell through pictures on three wooden jukung owned by Pak Gedo, a member of the fishing group.

Through the works of Prerai Anyar, Swoofone and Donik visualize coral reefs, fish, squid, octopus, and even starfish that are rarely seen on the coast of Sanur. The partitions found in the mural on the jukung depict the boundaries of the coral in the middle of the sea not far from the beach or the natural breakwater called tinggang.

This is all visualized without the usual drawing plan. They flow together, always working together, drawing each other’s distinctive shapes, then mixing and matching their colors. There are gradations of various colors in each element which Donik depicts with real shapes similar to the original, while the distinctive red, black and gold colors are depicted by Swoofone with ornamental style formations in the style of Balinese ornaments. They sketched using pencil and chalk, painted a brush on the jukung with details using a special paint for wood, giving a new face to the historic jukungs on the coast of Sanur.

Agus Ade Surya Wirawan, General Manager of ARTOTEL Sanur – Bali said, “It is an honor to continue to work with artists from Bali. This exhibition provides something very meaningful and useful for the community and tourists because through the works of art displayed, they can tell the history of Sanur and Denpasar.

This art exhibition can be enjoyed by the general public from 9 June – 15 July 2021, at ARTSPACE, ARTOTEL Sanur – Bali and Lidah Lokal restaurant, Jalan Kusuma Sari 1, Sanur – Bali.

As is known, ARTOTEL Sanur – Bali is located in a quiet area of ​​Sanur and is 25 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and only 3 minutes to the beach.
ARTOTEL Sanur – Bali brings a new spirit with a touch of different colors in Bali. As an art-inspired boutique hotel, this property is a destination that exposes contemporary artworks from young Indonesian artists residing in Bali.

Equipped with 89 rooms, and modern lifestyle facilities such as LIDAH LOKAL Restaurant which is open 24 hours, swimming pool on the top floor, Rooftop Bar (BART) and art exhibition room (ARTSPACE), ARTOTEL Sanur – Bali provides its own satisfaction for tourists Millennials who are always thirsty for a different experience in Bali.

Meanwhile ARTOTEL Group is an Indonesian hotel management operator that integrates 4 business units, Hotel (Stay), Food & Beverages (Dine), Event Management (Play), & Curated Merchandise (Shop). Carrying the Lifestyle brand concept, ARTOTEL Group offers a wide selection of brands in the hotel industry from budget hotels, boutiques, to luxury hotels to meet the accommodation needs of all target markets, consisting of BOBOTEL, ARTOTEL, ARTOTEL CURATED, ARTOTEL PORTFOLIO, ARTOTEL CASA, ARTOTEL VILLA, & ARTOTEL SUITES. In the field of Food & Beverage, ARTOTEL Group provides restaurant, bar and beach club management services.

Through Event Management, ARTOTEL Play and Curated Merchandise with the brand MART, ARTOTEL Group has a vision of advancing Indonesia’s creative industry by supporting young artists to work through collaborations created in the form of exhibitions, performances, workshops, and the production of merchandise with artistic characteristics that can be used every day. at affordable prices. ***

By Nancy

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