Gaya also has a well-known gallery called Gaya Art Space. It really is a wonderful space for art – massive, open with high ceilings and a lot of light. I heard from Travels with a Gourmet that only the more established artists get to display their works here. I loved walking through the gallery everyday and it was for me symbolic of how art is part of the daily life in the artist town of Ubud.
It truly feels like an art space – from benches to admire artwork to the comfy white bean bags scattered on the floor. I feel like I could just read a book in the midst of all this beauty!
Isn’t this piece crazy?! It’s made of glass head pins that are usually used for sewing.If you look closely there are pins that are fastened flat on the canvas (the heads are what gives the piece color), then there are those that are protruding from the canvas at different densities which form and abstract shape. It is at the same time fascinating yet scary/deadly. (Kids shouldn’t be allowed near it, since the pins are all rusted up and can basically poke your eye out or scratch you up pretty badly if you fall on this piece. God forbid you get tetanus!) I can only imagine the kind of mind that came up with this gigantic piece!
By the side is a display of silvers for sale. Silverworks is something which Ubud and Bali is well known for.
As we step out of the Art Space and move to the villas, I can’t help but admire how art pervades every nook and cranny of Gaya.
- Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 80571
- Phone: +62 (0)361 979252 / 979253
- Fax: +62 (0)361 975895
- Email: email@example.com
- Gaya Art Space is a part of Gaya Fusion, a multi-dimensional art-and-life concept.