Art, for me, is a search and a learning process to discover my self, my identity
I Wayan Arnanta is an Indonesian abstract artist who grew up surrounded by Balinese art and tradition. His works are unique and employ the traditional Balinese technique of Ngodi to create textures with threads. The Ngodi technique applied to modern abstracts yields a distinctive appearance and finish. Threads are used to signify various metaphorical themes and concepts in multiple cultures. In Balinese culture, it stands for an extended period or a medium that connects one period to the next. It is here that he found a foundation to explore tradition in his contemporary creative process while staying true to his identity and roots. Arnanta has received several awards, such as the Bronze award in the UOB Painting of the Year (Established Artist Category) competition in 2017 and the Philip Morris Indonesia Art Award in 1996, 1997 and 1999.