• The Passages



    Arif Bahtiar was born in Ciamis, West Java. In July 2000 he moved to Bandung and studied at Padjadjaran University graduating from a Bachelor of Sudanese Ethnic Literature in 2007. He active to attend art events in several universities in Bandung during his college activities. He have been exploring art experiences and creativity with many media, like Body Painting, Air Brush, Graffiti and Graphic Design, Illustration, Sculpture and Paintings.

    In late of 2007 he decided to moved to Bali. His investigation of ideas is pursued through his work of art. He do a lot of experiments with medium and techniques, the harmonious graduated form, light and colors that could be achieved in his works. He able to evolve his art works. He create, reconstructs, reform and deconstruct the ideas through his own perspective of aesthetics.

    Solo Exhibitions: 

    2014 - “The Passages” Bledog Artspace, Ubud, Bali.

    Selected Group Exhibitions: 

    2013 - “Kuta Art Chromatic” Kuta, Bali.

    2013 - “United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of The Year Indonesia” UOB Plaza, Jakarta.

    2013 - “Bali ACT” Urban Sketchers Bali 1st Anniversary, Group Exhibition. Ubud, Bali.

    2013 - “UWRF: Art Makers” Group Exposition. Ubud, Bali. 
    2013 - “Architect Under Big 3” Group Exposition. Popo Danes Gallery /Danes Art  Veranda, Denpasar,  Bali. 

    2011 - "For Dog's Sake" Group exhibition. NAKA contemporary Art Gallery, Seminyak, Bali.

    2011 - “iDRAW” A Group Drawing Exhibition, JP's (alternative space) Seminyak, Bali  - Indonesia.

    2009  - "The Gradation" Group Exhibition, Terasseni Gallery, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

    2008  - "New Year Color" Group Exhibition, Kuta Galeria, Bali, Indonesia.

    2008  - "Art Action" Group Exhibition, Kuta Galeria, Bali, Indonesia.

    2005 - "DJAMU TJAP IKIP" Group Exhibition, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.

    2004 - "2 Artists Painting Exhibition" Graha Teater Ambang Wuruk, Tasikmalaya, West java, Indonesia. 


    - Finalist “United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of The Year Indonesia” UOB Plaza, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2013.

    - Finalist "Body Painting Competition", HARD ROCK Cafe, Bali, Indonesia, 2008.

    - 2nd Winner Awarded of "MURAL FOR MY CAMPUS" Competition Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia, 2007.

    - Winner 0f "ART AGAINST AIDS" Mural Competition, Bandung, West Java, 2005.