Actually, I am not a sculpture connoisseur but I do become a lover of every creativity behind it. Nyoman Nuarta is someone behind NuArt Sculpture Park, someone who is well-known by the masterpiece of Garuda Wisnu Kencana sculpture in Bali. A few days ago, I had a chance to visit the park in Bandung which is located in Sutra Duta Kencana 2 street. I can say that it’s really huge since its area is three hectares. For your information, it costs 50k for visiting the park but happily it has 50 percents discount for students who can show student card to the receptionist.
I’m not an expert of guessing the philosophy behind every sculpture art workers made. Since there’s no catalog or someone who could explain it to me, I just assumed it based on my perspective and knowledge. So here are some sculptures created by amazing Pak Nyoman.
I thought that the park only had sculpture, but they put extra for the guests. There were paintings and photographs. Some of it told about history, mankind, and other conceptual random.
Based on the information, this park is created to combine Art, Culture, and Nature. So when the guests go outside the gallery, they find the park mild and cozy. Besides supporting fine arts, this park also support other kind of arts. they facilitate other art workers to show theirs like dance, theater, and music. they have a space for art workers to perform it which is located outside the gallery.
I’d like to say that the concept “Art, Culture, and Nature” I find in this park, is fit and amazing. Sometimes, art is created with disregarding the element of nature. whereas, when we combine it, there will be a stunning result like this sculpture park. Unfortunately my time to visit there is very limited so I didn’t look around other side, like the cafe or the workshop space. Hope I can visit it later with (hopefully) new artworks to see. For the readers who want to know more about it, you can jump to their website http://www.nuarta.com/park.htm.
Enjoy the arts like you enjoy your life!