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Painting of a Balinese woman in the street-artist SLINAT's sketchbook

Random coolness graces a sketchbook in the studio of the anonymous modern Balinese artist 'SLINAT' in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2020 SLINAT.
Photograph by Ubud High.

The anonymous, Balinese-born street-artist known as 'SLINAT' is a member of The Pojoks Art Collective based in Bali, Indonesia. An accomplished painter, SLINAT – aka 'Silly In Art' – is also a prodigious muralist whose political-social street art provides a running, public commentary on the impact of tourism on Bali's soul.

For enquiries, commissions, payment or delivery – please contact the artist or representative directly. You'll find their contact details at the bottom of this portfolio.

The 'Corona Era' Series ~ Traditional Balinese Women With Gas Masks

Ballpoint-pen sketches on Care Bear notepad during lockdown by SLINAT (aka 'Silly In Art')

Masks / Coronavirus and Covid-19 / Bali / Indonesia / Lockdown / 2020
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Artwork © 2020 SLINAT.
Photograph by Ubud High.

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Artwork © 2020 SLINAT.
Photograph by Ubud High.

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Artwork © 2020 SLINAT.
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Artwork © 2020 SLINAT.
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The 'Recycled Balinese Woman in a Gas Mask' Series

Retouched stencils on recycled supermarket cardboard by SLINAT aka 'Silly In Art'

Bali / Indonesia / Air pollution / Gas mask / Tourism
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Artwork © 2020 SLINAT.
Photograph by Ubud High.

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Artwork © 2020 SLINAT.
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Artwork © 2020 SLINAT.
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Paintings, Sketches and Pastels by SLINAT (aka 'Silly In Art')

Watercolour paper and Care Bear notepad paper

Traditional Balinese culture / Air pollution / Tourism on Bali
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Artwork © 2020 SLINAT.
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Artwork © 2020 SLINAT.
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How to Paint a Mural in Ten Easy Steps ~ The Street-Artist SLINAT (aka 'Silly In Art') in Motion

Work in progress by the contemporary Balinese street artist SLINAT

1. Find inspiration and sketch it out on an art-pad.
2. Photograph sketch on a zoomable smartphone.
3. Find a wall.
4. Paint base colour.
5. Sketch outline with a mini-roller on an extendable rod.
6. Add shadows.

Day 1. August 29, 2020.
Artwork © SLINAT 2020.
Photograph by © Ubud High 2020.

Work in progress by the contemporary Balinese street artist SLINAT

7. Add colour with mini-roller.

Day 2. August 30, 2020.
Artwork © SLINAT 2020.
Photograph by © Ubud High 2020.

Finished work by the contemporary Balinese street artist SLINAT

8. Add highlights and details with mini-roller.
9. Stand back and enjoy another casual masterpiece.
10. Find another wall.

Day 3. August 31, 2020.
Finished work of art by the contemporary Balinese street-artist SLINAT.
Artwork © SLINAT 2020.
Photograph by © Ubud High 2020.

Murals and Street Art in Bali

By SLINAT ('Silly In Art') of The Pojoks Art Collective

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Morning, Day 1. September 1, 2020.
Plan of the next street-mural in SLINAT's sketch-book for the group exhibition 'Rencana Bencana' by The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Artwork © SLINAT 2020.
Photograph by © Ubud High 2020.

Work in progress by the contemporary Balinese street artist SLINAT

1pm, Day 1. September 1, 2020.
Street-mural in progress by the contemporary Balinese street-artist SLINAT.
Artwork © SLINAT 2020.
Photograph by © Ubud High 2020.

Finished work by the contemporary Balinese street artist SLINAT

5pm, Day 1. September 1, 2020.
Untitled.
Finished street-mural by the contemporary Balinese street-artist SLINAT. Part of the 'Rencana Bencana' ('Disaster Plan') group-exhibition by The Pojoks Art Collective at an undisclosed, disused warehouse in South Bali, Indonesia.
Artwork © SLINAT 2020.
Photograph by © Ubud High 2020.

Street-art by the Balinese muralists 'Wild Drawing' and 'SLINAT' of a traditional Balinese woman wearing a gas-mask against Covid-19 as she chooses between her burning dollars and growing rice to survive the incoming Indonesian economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus

'Tembang Ladang Gula' (2020). Collaborative street-art by the Balinese muralists SLINAT and Wild Drawing of a traditional Balinese woman wearing a gas-mask to guard against Covid-19 as she chooses between her fast-disappearing tourist dollars or growing rice to survive an incoming Indonesian economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Denpasar, South Bali, Indonesia on September 5, 2020.

Artwork by © 2020 SLINAT / Wild Drawing.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by the Balinese muralists 'Wild Drawing' and 'SLINAT' of a traditional Balinese woman wearing a gas-mask against Covid-19 as she chooses between her burning dollars and growing rice to survive the incoming Indonesian economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus

Detail of 'Tembang Ladang Gula' (2020) by the Balinese muralist 'SLINAT'.
An angelic but disfigured Balinese boy offers his seedling of hope to an economically-damaged Bali.
Denpasar, South Bali, Indonesia on September 5, 2020.

Artwork by © 2020 SLINAT.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

Mural by the Balinese street-artist SLINAT of the student activist Immawan Randi (Randy) shot dead – allegedly by a police bullet –
during a protest in front of the DPRD in Kendari, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Mural by the Balinese street-artist SLINAT of the 21-year-old student activist Immawan Randi (Randy) shot dead – allegedly by a police bullet – during a protest in front of the Regional People's Representative Council Building (DPRD) in Kendari, South Sulawesi, Indonesia on Sept 26, 2019. A second student protester died of blunt-force trauma to the head and hundreds more were injured during the demonstration.
Denpasar, South Bali, Indonesia on October 12, 2020.

Artwork by © 2020 SLINAT.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art of traditionally-dressed Balinese women wearing gas-masks to combat air pollution and the Coronavirus at Taman Festival themepark in South Bali, Indonesia

Street-art by SLINAT of traditionally-dressed Balinese women wearing gas-masks to combat air pollution at the abandoned Taman Festival theme park in South Bali, Indonesia.
September 19, 2020.

Artwork by © 2020 SLINAT.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

Mural of a traditionally-dressed Balinese woman wears a gas-mask to combat air pollution and the Coronavirus at Taman Festival themepark in south Bali, Indonesia

Mural by the street-artist SLINAT of a traditionally-dressed Balinese woman wearing a gas-mask to combat air pollution at Taman Festival theme park in South Bali, Indonesia.
September 19, 2020.

Artwork by © 2020 SLINAT.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

Mural by the street-artist SLINAT of a traditional Balinese woman wearing a gas-mask to combat air pollution and the Coronavirus at Taman Festival Bali theme park, Indonesia

Mural by the street-artist SLINAT of a traditional Balinese woman wearing a gas-mask to combat air pollution – and now the Coronavirus – at Taman Festival Bali theme park in Indonesia.
September 19, 2020.

Artwork by © 2020 SLINAT.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

Mural of a Balinese mother and child wearing gas-masks to combat air pollution and Covid-19 near Badung Market in downtown Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Street-art by the muralist SLINAT of a Balinese mother and child wearing gas-masks to combat air pollution near Badung Market in downtown Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
September 23, 2020.

Artwork by © 2020 SLINAT.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

A topless Balinese woman from the 1930s protests against pollution and tourism on a wall in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Street-art by SLINAT of a topless Balinese woman from the 1930s protesting against pollution and mass-tourism on a wall in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. The fly says: "I'm coming..."
© 2020 SLINAT of The Pojoks, Bali.
Photograph by Ubud High.

Street-art of a gas-mask-wearing rock star playing an electric guitar on a public wall in Penestanan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Street-art by SLINAT on a wall in Penestanan, Ubud, of a mask-wearing rock-star playing an electric guitar and protesting against air pollution.
© 2020 SLINAT of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph by © Ubud High 2020.

Street art of a topless 1930s Balinese woman protesting against mass tourism and pollution on a wall in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Street-art by the Balinese muralist SLINAT of a topless 1930s Balinese woman protesting against air pollution generated by mass tourism on a wall in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
© 2020 SLINAT of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph by © Ubud High 2020.

Commissioned Murals by SLINAT

Commissioned mural of a surreal view of the mind and brain of a man as he struggles to breathe through a mask, painted on a wall at Kulidan Kitchen in Ketewel, Bali, Indonesia by Slinat

Commissioned mural (detail).
Mind over matter? A surrealist's view inside the mind and brain of a man as he struggles to breathe through a mask – painted on an interior wall at Kulidan Kitchen in Ketewel, Bali, Indonesia by the street artist SLINAT.
© 2020 SLINAT of The Pojoks art co-operative, Bali.
Photograph by © Ubud High 2020.

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