The five-star resort The Apurva Kempinski Bali recently launched a project called Gallery of Art and Music. It aims to showcase talented artists of Indonesia. The first presentation took place at the Pendopo Lobby on 1 December 2022, featuring a collaboration between artist/designer Raul Renanda and musician Truedy.
At the performance, Raul expressed his thoughts on a blank canvas in lines and colours while Truedy translated each stroke of the brush into a melody on a piano. The performance resulted in a magnificent artwork depicting “Nusantara” that will be displayed until the of February 2023.
“The Gallery of Art and Music is a truly special project for us, and we are delighted to have both Raul and Truedy, who are such amazing artists, to join us in launching this project,” said Vincent Guironnet, General Manager of The Apurva Kempinski Bali. It is a part of their “Powerful Indonesia” campaign that will be carried throughout 2023. The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s Gallery of Art and Music will feature different artists every three months, representing a diverse range of fine art categories, including painting. Guests are invited to enjoy their works, while enjoying music performances at the gallery.
A brief introduction about the artists if you haven’t come to know them: Raul Renanda is an architect with a long portfolio including the proscenium theatre 'Teater Jakarta' at Taman Ismail Marzuki, hotels and resorts amongst others, who has a penchant for other forms of arts as well. He and musician Aksan Sjuman designed the Sjuman+Renanda piano used by Truedy at the performance. Truedy herself is a Bali-based artist who draws her inspiration from various genres, crossing over many styles of music and infusing her life’s journey to create her own compositions. She has performed at many venues and festivals both in Indonesia and abroad.