An artist from Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Jan Peter Van Opheusden, 73, organized an exhibition of the works of art at the ARMA Museum, Ubud, Gianyar. The exhibition featuring classic theme ‘Banten’ presented a number of unique arts. Visually, the model of his works was focused on the issue of cultural rituals named bebantenan (oblation matters) becoming the ritual means for daily life of Balinese people. Groove and sweep of the color and composition remained to end on the achievement of the works processed by a qualified technique. Crossing color mutually interacting was visualized with favor through the power of trained intuition. No doubt, every single work offered the excitement and depth of communication for the audience.
All the works averagely reflected the linkage of brightest color mutually exchanging strength how the friendship entity was interpreted verbally. The principle of freedom espoused in the work creativity seemed resulted in difficulties for people in the arts in providing a classification of style involved by the painter from the windmill country. However, the impression revealed tended to lead to the wisdom of traditional European art heavily influenced by the French Fauvism. It was discernible in the expression of his emotion as an implication of poem poured with aesthetic purity.
Jan Peter Van Opheusden born in the Netherlands in 1941 was graduated from the Eindhoven Academy majoring in the Industrial Design. He had a career as a teacher of drawing and sculpture but finally more deeply involved in the profession as an independent painter in the early 1980s. His works have scattered in several prominent collectors in the Netherlands, Germany and France. Aside from having unique works, the long journey with a wealth of experience has lured the founder of the ARMA Museum Agung Rai to bring in the works of Jan Peter in the inaugural exhibition opened on January 25, 2014. His friendship with Jan Peter Van Opheusden within a span of five years took place in the proximity of a sense of mutual understanding.
“In the participation in building the fundamental of the fine art, the ARMA Museum has a selective mission in choosing the works to be exhibited. It is intended to create a balance between the flavor and strength in the technique of process. And we appreciate the process relying on personal taste, so the work yielded is part of the artist’s spirit and sincerity,” said Agung Rai. (BTN/015)