Semar Kuning Artist Cooperative

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Semar Kuning Artist Cooperative

Semar Kuning Artist Cooperative
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Magda K
10 contributions
little genuine artistry
Aug 2019
I expected a representation of the most important Balinese art trends. After visiting Arma Museum, I had high hopes. To my disappointment, the paintings are "tourist" oriented, fast made copies, often representing the same themes, colors, etc. To be honest, the same types can be found back home sold to tourist.
The hosts were not pleasant either. Luckily, I decided to walk there from Ubud since I had a lot of free time and stumbled on the way back upon a house of a local artist that is located on the road when leaving Ubud - wow - that was amazing in comparison. A genuine Balinese artist's home of I Gusti Putu Sana. Not only I had a chance to walk around his family home, got invited for coffee and could experience the genuine Balinese art. This was a true gem. Forget this cooperative, I bet there are more hidden gems like that around.
Written 16 May 2020
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Tim W
Saint Seurin de Palenne, France12 contributions
Heaven, for the difficult to please
Mar 2020
We usually take years to find paintings that we both like and suit what we are looking for. However here we were spoilt for choice. There was such a range of styles to choose from and so many galleries, that we found many that we both liked. So, rather than having difficulty choosing a painting, our decision was solely determined by the size of the painting. Thoroughly recommended.
Written 17 March 2020
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Stephanie B
Ashland, OR10 contributions
Rich and Inspiring Cooperative!
Mar 2020
Surrounded by vibrant, colorful and detailed paintings of all kinds, this artists cooperative will not disappoint. It is brimming with pieces that reflect life in Bali; many layered scenes of life, respect for culture and the natural world. There are paintings of every size and for every budget. Magnificent.
Written 12 March 2020
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Kelly+Mike
British Columbia, Canada5 contributions
Best selection, reasonable prices, helpful people, chill setting
Jan 2020
We recently bought 2 paintings from here. We originally saw one painting at a gallery in downtown Ubud, then decided to pop into this place to compare what we wanted. Thank god we did, the downtown gallery was charging nearly double for the same artist's (different but similar) painting. The funds from your purchase here go to the collective of over 150 artists, we got 2 really special pieces of art instead of one since the variety and selection was so vast, for less than the price of the 1 we found downtown, what's not to love about that?! They made it easy to transport back to Canada, the whole transaction was smooth and everyone walked away happy. I'd highly recommend Semar Kuning even just for a visit, but if you're looking for some special art to take home this place is absolutely worth a visit.
Written 31 January 2020
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Cheeps21
Singapore, Singapore366 contributions
a must do during your visit to Ubud
Dec 2019
We visited one morning after breakfast and feasted our eyes on the wide range of artists portrayals of balinese life and culture for more than an hour. My favourite are the "where's wally" type of paintings by Soki with a multitude of cartoon like characters engaged in different aspects of Balinese life.

One of the artist from the collective will accompany you during the tour of the compound but he is not pushy in sales and is around to guide you and answer your queries.
Written 8 December 2019
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mrbadsyam
Cyberjaya, Malaysia283 contributions
Exquisite
Nov 2019 • Friends
The place to see the work of arts by the locals. Such mesmerizing work of arts been exhibit here for us
Written 2 December 2019
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Matt G
13 contributions
extensive collection of local art
Nov 2019
we bought a lovely painting here. they wrapped made a custom travel tube out of pvc pipe. safely transported back to USA.
Written 1 December 2019
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Allen T
1 contribution
Impressive
Oct 2019 • Family
Great artworks and very helpful guide. Wonderful building and surrounds.You will get lost in the ambiance. Will definitely be back.
Written 30 October 2019
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kbryant00
105 contributions
Beautiful Local Art
Sep 2019
We went here at the recommendation of our driver who was taking us to Tegallalang Rice Terrace. I've heard that drivers do this to get a cut of any of the money spent by the tourists, but I don't care even if that is true. This was such a marked difference between some of the other "art" galleries we saw in Ubud. There is a huge variety, and sure some of the pieces aren't great, but there is a lot of higher quality local art here. A salesman followed us around the whole time, but he was friendly and helpful, and not overly pushy so we did not mind. We ended up getting two pieces of art, and were able to get a discount as a result, but my only regret is that we probably could have bargained a little more even. Definitely worth a stop if you are looking for some decent, unique art from your trip to Bali.
Written 24 October 2019
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Melb Food Truk'r
Brisbane, Australia72 contributions
Mix of traditional & contemporary artists
Sep 2019
A huge range of canvas art available for purchase in the gallery. Many different artists display here, and the complex is quite a beautiful building too. Toilets available, but basic squat style.
Written 26 September 2019
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