Naka Bali Painting

I’ve haven’t been able to sleep lately and blogging is a way to keep my sanity, which I am, quite literally, trying to keep. So I’d like to share with you something beautiful that nourishes the soul, art. A painting I fell in love with right before leaving Jakarta.   


There aren’t many moments when I fall in love with a painting. It’s quite rare. But the face of this Asian girl haunts me. We were all packed up for Berlin, when we decided to have a last meal at KOI Kemang. When we were eating, I noticed that the art on the walls were from a gallery that had an exhibition that I really loved before – Haka Gallery from Bali. I remember seeing a different painting of a woman in bright colours, but I forgot to return for it because it was in KOI Mahakam. So this time I looked around and found the painting of this girl. I love the monotone, except for the pink ribbon. Our shipment was supposedly full, but we asked anyway, can we bring one big painting. When the shipper said we had space for only one, then we knew it was meant to be. Santa Fe Shipping company were even lovely enough to pick up the painting directly from KOI Kemang.

neke painting art

I hope you like it. I can’t really explain my taste for art, and I cannot claim to be sophisticated at all, but I just know what I personally find beautiful. What do you think of the painting?

More about the painting:

The initial artist that I liked in the first Naka Exhibition was Naka him/herself. I remember it was  the face of a woman too but in the painters own unique style in mainly bright yellow, but with many other colours of the sun. I fell in love with it because it made me think of the beach.



If you are interested in checking out Naka Contemporary art, below are the details for their 3 galleries in Bali.


naka contemporary art gallery bali

    • Jl. Kunti I No. 6, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
  • UBUD
    • Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Br. Lungisakan, Desa Kedewatan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    • Jl. Uluwatu No. 121, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
  • For general information

For always interesting art exhibitions and good food in Jakarta, visit KOI Kemang and KOI Mahakam.

KOI Kemang

  • Jl. Kemang Raya No. 72 Jakarta 12730
  • 021 719 5668
  • Open 7 days a week from 08.00 AM until 12.00 PM

KOI Mahakam

  • Jl. Mahakam I No. 2 Jakarta 12130
  • 021 722 2864
  • Open 7 days a week from 10.00 AM until 12.00 PM


  1. […] life. The painting of the Chinese girl (pictured above) is from an exhibit in KOI Kemang as well. HERE are the details of the art gallery based in BALI. I bet you they also ship orders internationally […]

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