Baik Art Gallery

Suanjaya Kencut


I Putu Adi Suanjaya, also known as Kencut, is a visual artist working primarily with paintings, sculptures and installations. He derived his inspiration from the traditional Balinese art and modern art installations he grew up surrounded by. The dolls are the main subjects in Kencut’s work. He aims to bring them to life by placing them in real-life situations. The dolls seem to live through human emotions, struggles and life joys. The flat backgrounds and bold colour choices give an illustrative feeling to his works yet drive the viewer to envision themselves in the dolls’ shoes.

Kencut’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions, such as Repeat, Artotel Gajah Mada, Semarang, Indonesia (2020); It isn’t a Whole, Artotel Sanur, Bali (2019) and Kaum Mata Kancing, Kopi Kalyan Jakarta Selatan (2019). His work has also been featured in several group exhibitions, including Elpis an Envisage of Hope, Langgeng Art Space, Yogyakarta (2021); ArtMoments Jakarta, Ruci ArtSpace, Jakarta (2021); Daya Hidup, Museum dan Tanah Liat, Yogyakarta (2021); Harmony, Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta (2021); Indonesia: Kamu Sudah Makan ?, Gwangju,

South Korea (2020); Conversation with Basquiat, Artemis Art, Kuala Lumpur (2020); Salon #2 Halo, Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta (2020); Desire: Work + Play Art Now, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta (2019) and Intention, Please !, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta (2019) among others.

Kencut received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Indonesian Institute of Art Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2012.