Whose Canvas | Joe Mintardja
Joe Mintardja is a painter hailing from Java but now lives in Ubud. He is one who prefers to capture the viewers with images of African and Asian faces, both primitive and tribal figures in warm colors.
He was born in a small village near Surabaya in 1972. His artistic talent appeared when he was still a child and he thought that he had to keep this talent and therefore decided to study arts at the Senior High School of Fine Arts in Yogyakarta and finally graduated at PRISMA ASRI and ISI.
As a figurative artist, Joe is absolutely not interested in beauty but entirely in human characters and charisma in his subjects. Through these different portraits, he has finally found a different dimension that appears as a soul, a story, and even a life story.
Joe Mintardja has also been actively exhibiting his works all over Indonesia at galleries, museums, and hotel galleries. And this time, he is currently having an exhibition called “Black and White” that runs through June 30 at Café des Artistes, Ubud. Come and see his unique art while having a cup of coffee. Café des Artistes, Jalan Bisma 9x, Ubud, Bali. T. 972706