In this Kickstarter commission, Balinese artists Budi Agung Kuwara (Kabul) & I Komang Sudiarta (Loster) will transport you into the mystical landscapes of Bali. Combining the techniques of sun printing together with traditional "keliki" style miniature painting, your artwork commission will be the first of its kind.
Collaborating with You
Send us a digital image file to firstname.lastname@example.org. It should be a digital photograph with dimensions 20 x 14 cm at dpi 300. If you have troubles resizing your photo, please let us know and we can help you with it as long as the image size is larger than the requirement above.
The photo that you have sent us will be printed with the sun printing technique (cyanotype) which produces a beautiful Prussian blue (blue will be the only color of the print due to the nature of cyanotype).
All materials used for this artwork production is archival grade, meaning that under good storage conditions, it should last a couple of generations. The artwork could make it as your family heirloom, maybe?
You can either choose one of the scenario that we have prepared below or commission us to draw an entirely new one according to your request.
Reward- Postcards Set of 5
These masterpieces are the brain-babies of Kabul and Loster as they collaborate to bring you these bizarre dream-like versions Bali in the postcard rewards. Check out Update #3 to see all five of the artworks!
Supporting Art for Mental Well-being
“Schizofriends Art Movement” is an art initiative dedicated to realizing the capacity of each person living with schizophrenia to be an active and creative being.
Established by Ketemu’s artist, Budi Agung Kuswara, this initiative harnesses both open-ended tasks and designed experiences as a form of collective empowerment, that is both critical and therapeutic. The movement first begun as a collaboration between Kabul and psychiatrist Dr Gst Rai Putra Wiguna sp.KJ. The program's activities includes group art expression activities, skills development for people living with schizophrenia and psycho-social education for the public.
This program is the forerunner in Indonesia for psycho-social rehabilitation through art. For more information log on to: http://ketemu.org/projects/schizofriends/
To get an insight into what an art-for-mental-wellbeing workshop is like check out our program with Rumah Berdaya, an psychosocial rehabilitation center in Denpasar, on Update #1.
Kabul was born in Bali in 1982. He had graduated in a Bachelor in Fine Art from Indonesia Institute of the Art, in Yogyakarta. Kabul has presented works internationally, at the Asian Triennial in Manchester and at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Together with Mintio, Kabul founded Ketemu Project, in 2011. The both of them co-create social engagement projects with the aim of generating innovative solutions for social challenges.
Kabul has been suffering from psychosomatic disorder. Through the course of his treatment, he and his psychiatrist Dr Rai had worked together to improve the lives of people with mental illness in Bali through the programs of the "Schizofriends Art Movement".
Loster was born in 1981 from the village of Kelusa Payangan in Bali. Surrounded by painters of the traditional “keliki” style, Loster being painting since the age of 10. The “keliki” style is distinct for the delicate details with deep tones on a miniature scale. Loster paints recurringly images of deities like Saraswati and Ganesha from the Balinese Hindhu pantheon.
For seven years, Loster lives with paranoid schizophrenia, stabilized by psychiatric medicine. During relapses, he would suffer from disorganized thoughts and speech. The condition affects his day to day life and social circle, but his determination to create his artworks persists.
An Initiative by Ketemu Project
"Ketemu" in Bahasa Melayu and Indonesia means "to meet"
Bringing out the spirit of connecting people and initiating conversations, Ketemu is a visual arts organization and social enterprise. Ketemu is committed to creating dynamic art experiences for positive social change. Founded by contemporary visual artists, "Kabul" Budi Agung Kuswara and "Mintio" Samantha Tio, Ketemu produces socially conscious art projects and educational programs to benefit local communities.
Risks and challenges
Commissions are surprises
If you are commissioning to create an entirely new artwork, not selecting from the scenarios that we have created, please come with an open mind. You can give us instructions of what you will like or what we should avoid and we will be at our utmost best to create according to your wishes. The style will be as what you see in this kickstarter and the artworks will be of the same quality.
Delivering the Artworks with Frame
The framed artwork will be packed within a relatively strong and hard cardboard box and also bubble wrapped. There will be a small risk of the glass in the frame breaking especially for international shipment. We will do our best to minimize that risk.
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