ANAS ETAN, Painter
Born in 1976, in East Java, Indonesia, Anas studied at The Indonesian Fine Art College in Surabaya, Java, between 1991 – 1995. Upon graduation, he worked as a stained glass designer in Surabaya. In 1998 Anas relocated to Bali, and started Kaleboe, a group studio in the then small village of Ubud, which is now known as Bali's international traditional and contemporary center of art.
During his time in Bali, Anas' work was inspired by the essence of Balinese culture and its amazing natural environment, and also by the fact that Ubud was a burgeoning international art hub. Since first arriving in Bali, Anas has participated in several Indonesian-based group exhibitions as well as being selected to represent Indonesian contemporary artists in several international events in the Netherlands and Malaysia.
In 2009 Anas, his childhood friend Djunaidi Kenyut, and two enthusiastic Balinese architects built BLEDOG Art Space with the intention to give local and international artists from Ubud's growing community a chance to exhibit cutting edge, non-commercially based artwork. As a result, BLEDOG has been reviewed in such notable newspapers as the Jakarta Globe, and Journal Bali.
In 2012 Anas temporarily relocated to Riverside, California, where he currently lives and continues to create his surrealistic art works, adapting to his new environment while building a new perspective in his artistic life.
2010 - Present
Director of BLEDOG Art Space and Studio. Jl. Goa Gajah, Teges Kangin, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
2014 SCROLLING ROLLS, at Blood Orange Info Shop, Riverside, CA
2008 TUBUH TANPA BATAS at Puri Art Gallery, Surabaya
2006 BLACK IN THE DARKNESS at Sika Gallery, Ubud, Bali
Autonomous Mutant Festival XVII. Ochoco National Forest, Oregon, USA
Saturation Festival. Art Exhibition at Back to the Grind. Riverside, California, USA
VOYAGE. Curator, Artist. Bledog Art Space. Ubud, Bali. Indonesia
Video Work#2 CCCL Surabaya
KOLABORASI at CCCL (france culture center) Surabaya
EAST MEETS WEST at Pure Art Space Jakarta
OPEN SPACE at Bledog Art Space, Ubud, Bali
BIENNALE JATIM #3 at Orasis Gallery, Surabaya
PESTA GAGASAN at Ars Longa, Yogyakarta
FOOT BRIDGE at Hanna Art Space, Ubud, Bali
ENCOUNTER at Hanna Art Space, Ubud, Bali
CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR at Dunia Seni Lukis Gallery, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MOVEMENT at Pure Art Space Jakarta
KOMEDI PUTAR at Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
PADA SEBUAH PESTA at V-Art Gallery Yogayakarta
SANUR ART FESTIVAL at Darga Gallery, Sanur, Bali
GLOBAL WARMING KUNSETRA at GWK jimbaran, Bali
GELAR AKBAR JATIM at Art Center Surabaya
UNTUKMU JOGJA at Gedung Merah Putih, Balai Pemuda Surabaya
POST C-ART at House Lapaste Surabaya
ASIAN ART5 SELECTION at Bremmer Gallery, Tilburg, Netherlands
TANDA TANYA BESAR at Nadya Gallery, Ubud, Bali
HRLEWPRBVHBLSSP... at Rumah Seni Muara, Yogyakarta
TEMAN at He-Ca Art home, Ede, Netherland
SOUL OF INTERIOR at Hotel Garden Surabaya
BERITA KAMI SAAT INI at Raos Gallery, Batu, Malang
2001 SENI KUMPUL SENI at Nadya Gallery, Ubud, Bali
2000 TERJEBAK di Hotel Mustika, Tuban
1998 BEBAS BICARA at Balai Pemuda Surabaya
1994 Senior Exhibition, LUGRAF The Indonesian Fine Art College. Museum Empu Tantular Surabaya, Java, Indonesia