Teja Astawa is a Balinese painter born in 1971 in Sanur, Bali.
He graduated from the Indonesian College of Fine Arts (ICFA) in Denpasar in 1990.
Teja Astawa has a resolutely contemporary style, characterised by bright colours, humorous settings and representations of the animal world that are reinterpreted through the vast world of Teja’s imagination.
His brilliance and talent are known throughout the world.
Teja’s genius is to succeed in combining, with determination in monumental works, the intensity of disproportionate forms, while at the same time maintaining the softer colours he likes to use, particularly blue. He works in both solid tones as well as watercolour. His technique gives dramatic shading and colour tone effects. It is a smooth transition from one form to another
His artistic signature is also the small lettering he adds to his paintings, small humorous touches that can be found here and there on his works.
Some of his most famous exhibitions include:
TW(IN)SIDE, at Kendra Gallery, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia,
“A Glimpse Back Into The Past”, Art Temporary Space, Jakarta, Indonesia,
“Fragments of Subconscious Memory”, Tonyraka Art Gallery, Ubud, Indonesia,
“Batman Forever”, Sunjin Gallery, Singapore,
“Works Of Ketut Teja Astawa”, Gallery Roemah Roepa, Jakarta, Indonesia.