Village, located in Ubud is a small village
where the Young artist painting is firstly
found; the Young Artist paints with a natural
and innocent style. At the beginning published
it has received positive response from art
lovers. So in early times the younger painter
there imitated it, and followed by the smooth
marketing. It is approved that many galleries
in Ubud decorate their galleries with young
artist painting to attract the visitors
especially the foreigners.
In 1959, Arie Smit is a painter from Holland.
He was walking to the path of Panestanan
Village, to find out the interesting object
for his painting. Arie was famous as a wanderer
that prefer to makes a sketch in nature
and than painting in the canvas at his studio.
These sketches than keep neatly, and that
was the diary of his life as an Indonesian
painter. And this activity is still continuing
When he arrives on the place near with the
rice field, from the distance he saw a boy
dig up the soil and created several shapes
by a wood. The boys named Nyoman Cakra,
those activities he does to avoid the boredom
during take care of ducks in the rice field.
But Nyoman didnt aware that Arie watches
him from the distance.
After Nyoman stopped his activities, Arie
approach to the boy and directly asked him
Do you like painting? but Nyoman
didnt answered the question directly
because he still startled. After the moment
Arie offered him to learn about painting
to him. At the beginning Nyoman Cakra have
doubted about it, but after Arie Smit met
to Cakras parent to discussed about
that finally Nyoman promised to learning
From that moment every morning Nyoman Cakra
goes to Arie Smit house to learn about painting.
All equipments for painting were already
prepared by Arie. If Nyoman can to finish
a painting, Arie will give him some money
as a salary to his work. Said Nyoman.
After several months learning, finally Nyoman
become a skillful person in painting. Nowadays
he didnt work at Arie house again
but he work at his own. If the painting
already finished, he will go to Arie house
to showed his work and receive some money
as his salary.
Nyoman life has become change. At the past
time he just a poor boy but after learning
to Arie he has become a rich man as if he
is a big boss. Sometime he will treat all
his friends. This situation had motivated
the other children to followed Cakra as
a painter and hope Arie will lead them.
Heard it Arie was very enthusiastic and
from that moment the children from Penestanan
village, such as Ketut Soki, Ketut Tagen,
wayan Pugur, and Ngurah K.K village learning
of painting under Aries guided.
When guided of painting, Arie Smit let them
to be creating. Arie just give them some
advice if they needed, it is done in order
to dont hinder their imagination.
At the end of 1960, Aries Student
amount to 40 people.
In 1960 until 1980, was the golden age of
Young Artist Painting. The painting with
childish style and complete with contras
color, is very desired by the foreigners
especially from Italy. In keeping with development
of age there are many people tend to make
the young artist painting but with no skillfully,
so little by little this art become dispersed.
At this time there are many young artist
painters stopped their activities. Not only
because its very hard in marketing,
but also because of they had attacked by
the eyes disease. Some olds painters whose
still excises in this style such as Ketut
Soki, Made Sinteg and Ngurah K.K. Actually
there are some the younger painters who
still excises in this style but they have
created it by using the natural color. (BTN/Gung
T-Shirt Design Work By
the Painter, Made Budhiana
the beginning T-shirt are an undershirt
and if some one used it they have to cover
it by the out side cloth. At that moment
it was impolite if someone just used T-shirt
in the public. But in 1947, the movie star
from U.S, Marlon Brando used it on his show
at Broadway hall. The response of the society
was not too amazing. It means that
they still refused if T-Shirt as outside
But Marlon Brando didnt become desperate.
In 1954 he was back again by using a T-Shirt.
At that moment he combined it with jeans
and leather jacket. His sensual appearance
finally could change the argument of the
society to this cloth.
All of the ornaments to decorate it such
as the common word like the name of university,
name of sport team and also the other product.
In keeping with development of age, the
slogans, musician, and cartons poster also
The development of design to this product
is not stopped until that effort. There
are many designs appear later, which have
double functions, not only as a decoration
to the product, but also it is as a marketing
media either in business or politic. Recently
T-shirt also becomes a media to forward
the sadness to someone or group.
Nowadays T-Shirt made by Made Budhiana has
received negative response from Bali Bienalle
Committee. But according to Made Budhiana,
what he does now is not more than as a response
about something considered wrong on his
mind. In this case I didnt fight
against to any body. They are my friends,
and my fellow. But is it wrong if I have
the other comment? He said when met
him in his house at Veteran Street, Denpasar.
In his daily life Budhiana looks like very
easy, but not on his mind. His mind usually
remaining everywhere, he responding every
thing that he saw before. According to Budhiana
there is no something that invaluable as
the source of his creativity.
In 1990 he made T-Shirt illustrated with
the picture of tow hands tied up by a chain
as if it want to hold up the empty sky,
this picture he made to respond the Australian
Law Protect Conference, which is held at
In 1996 he had launched his aspiration through
the T-Shirt and made a sketch of dog is
licking. Someday when he was in Australia,
Budhiana went to visit his friend and he
is a lecturer in a university there. Because
his friend still gives the material to the
student so Budhiana waiting for his friend
in a room which full of books. While seating
he just looks around all of the books that
available there. His experience than become
the inspiration for T-Shirt design, where
he drawing his self-seating on the chair
and looking for the books rack, with
tied expression and gut out tang. There
are many others his works that saved on
the aluminium box.
And it is done continually because its
an artwork on the alternative media. Honestly
some of his works are criticizing but it
also as a media to forward of mind. If there
are some responses from several people it
doesnt matter because it can be used
as an inspiration to create the other design.