Ketut Sugantika was born on August 17, 1975 in a town of Singapadu – Bali. The fourth of five siblings pursued his formal education in paintings at Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia (STSI) Indonesian Institute of Arts”, Denpasar – Bali from 1996-2002. This institution was known as Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Denpasar now.
After developing many styles (the most popular the is the Happy Piggy), A father of two children (Ugi Gayali and Arcadia Devali) decided to move to an abstract style in 2015. His current works are mostly inspired by his roots (Balinese Tradition) as his dedication to his father that spent all of his life as a traditional wood carpenter.
Life doesn’t always go as we wish for. More than often, we have just to stand where we are, watching them unfolding before us. After all, life is a journey, you just have to go for the ride.
Memories of life, good or not so good, will leave a mark on our journey, prompting us to seek for our inner-self more as a whole. This process will create strength to accept and understand things that strike our life and embrace them as an experience.
It is the experience of feeling and how to feel inside and let it out and become part of the universe as one.
Like the circular movement of a Mandala, from a dot at the centre point spinning out indefinitely, life is also a journey to find ways of balance, positivity and optimism. It transforms into energy that one needs to hold.