Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak

Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak

Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Purpa Fine Art Gallery offers a unique collection of contemporary art by both established and emerging artists. We have represented most of the artists, not only Indonesian artists but artists of all nationalities who live in Bali or spend time here. Some of the artists are now recognized worldwide such as Walter Spies, Antonio Blanco, Hans Snell, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Miguel Covarrubias, Arie Smit, Krijono and many others. It has been our goal to work with our artists for the long term, assisting them through their careers by exhibiting their works at our gallery and placing them in prominent collections. We strive to present works by emerging and mid career artists that inspire, excite, and intrigue our diverse clientele. Ari Purpa
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  • Donna D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In LOVE with my new art!
    Great selection of art in a popular location. We had a fantastic experience at Purpa Fine Art Gallery. Sebastien was friendly and knowledgeable and, although we didn’t meet his lovely wife in person, Ari was very communicative via WhatsApp and oversaw the framing of our art efficiently - in fact, this was probably the only time something in Bali was actually done ON TIME. Highly recommended.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 28, 2024
  • Richard W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Gallery!
    I had a good time browsing around the paintings. Purpa has a great collection of curated paintings, and they are good quality ones! The art curator is very kind and knowledgeable. She was able not only showcase, but also told stories about their collection at the gallery. I had a fantastic time!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 5, 2024
  • Anna
    Wheelers Hill, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful pieces!
    This gallery was a treat to visit. The artwork is diverse with many local and international artists. The gallery host I spoke with was warm and friendly. She had a good knowledge of the artists and the collection. I purchased a painting which I enjoy everyday.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 24, 2024
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Anna
Wheelers Hill, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This gallery was a treat to visit. The artwork is diverse with many local and international artists. The gallery host I spoke with was warm and friendly. She had a good knowledge of the artists and the collection. I purchased a painting which I enjoy everyday.
Written May 24, 2024
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Julian S
Matakohe, New Zealand185 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
Lots of mass produced tourist tat. A couple of interesting pieces, but for the most part disappointing.
Written June 25, 2016
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AdventurePlus
Brisbane, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
This place is a real diamond in the rough for art lovers in Bali. We had trawled through all of the galleries in Seminyak to try to find some authentic Indonesian art but could not find anything but the usual knock offs and pop art. We googled again and happened upon Purpa. We were thrilled with the authentic selection - so many beautiful pieces. We purchased 3 canvasses which we absolutely love.
Written July 12, 2016
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AVB804
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
This is a great place. I found it on Trip Advisor. And I'm glad I did. I was looking on TA for art galleries in Bali because a handful of people told me that I should buy Balinese art during my visit here. (It's a separate matter that I wouldn't normally trust these people on anything art related. But I decided to do some digging nonetheless on why the idea that one should buy art in Bali pervades the tourist mindset.)

So here's the bottom line: the Balinese art scene is an ocean of mediocrity dotted with tourist trap "galleries". You will do well to avoid most of them.

Purpa in Seminyak bucks the trend. It's a great place (I know I've already said that). Ari, the owner, was behind the desk herself. It's always nice dealing with someone who owns the business. She's enthusiastic and knowledgeable and patient and exerts zero pressure to buy.

The reason I liked the gallery is that you could place it in any other city in the world and she would still do well. The works she picks have that character. Are all the works great? Maybe, maybe not. But that's art. Its subjective.

I found four artists I liked. But two of them were somewhat "investment grade" (read multi thousand dollars for each work) and will need me to research and think a little more. Not the kind of sums I wanted to splurge on between snorkeling and lunch. But I found two artists that were lovely AND affordable. And I ended up picking 9 works. 6 of one and 3 of the other. Maybe these artists will be famous one day. Maybe they won't. But that's the whole point of a collection. You back your instincts.

Anyway, if you are like art, you must visit. Chances are you will like something.

Written May 10, 2016
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dnomads
San Francisco, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
I am an avid traveler, I have always loved art and I really enjoy visiting art museums and galleries. I had a specific goal for my recent visit to SE Asia - shopping for my home! We visited many countries and cities in the region, but, shopped the most in Bali. From furniture to art, we found the most amazing stuff at great prices.
I came across Purpa art gallery on Trip Advisor and after looking at a lot of street art decided to visit Ari's gallery. I am so glad I found her! She is friendly, knowledgeable and works with you all through the decision-making process.
We looked at works of various local and some international artists, her collection makes it tough to choose just one piece! Ari has an impeccable eye and taste which reflects in her amazing collection.
We acquired work of up and coming Indonesian artist, Sugita. This young artiste's Indonesian roots meet contemporary colors and the result is a truly spectacular work of art (which for privacy reasons I can't show here), I am so pleased with this purchase, it's a high-end piece of work with an upscale price tag but the compliments and attention I have been getting on this piece makes it worth every $$$.
Purpa Art Gallery is a fantastic place for every art lover. I can hardly wait to visit again!
Written March 7, 2017
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Thank you for your review! I m happy you owned that beautiful art work by our best seller artist in my art gallery.Hope you already received the certificate that we sent by post mail.Please let us know if you come to Bali again.
Written May 9, 2018
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Tanju Y
Doha, Qatar14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
This was our second trip to Bali and we were determined to take home a memorable and unique piece this time. We travelled in Ubud and Seminyak and really couldn't find anything authentic and unique. When we came across Purpa, both my wife's and my eyes were wide open and happily jumped into the gallery. In addition to the lovely owners, we liked two artists and a couple of pieces of their works. We got one canvass that we both loved and wanted to get another. Then we thought it would be a good reason to come back and meet the lovely couple again and get some more pieces.
Written July 14, 2016
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Kimberley C
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
I visited this gallery after reading some great reviews here. We were warmly welcomed by Ari and her husband and although I wasn't expecting to purchase a piece, they had my favourite artist's work there. Ari sent me all information I requested and went out of her way to deliver the piece to me, ready to take home. She was a delight and the gallery is a worthwhile way to spend your time in Bali.
Written November 20, 2016
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Thank you so much for your review. It's always a pleasure to share our experience and give the best services for your valuable customers. Best regards, Ari Purpa
Written May 17, 2019
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Elmiina
Helsinki, Finland120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
I just visited this art gallery and I enjoyed it a lot. The collection was good, saw some fantastic works (if ever my flat and holiday budget were bigger..). But it was also nice that there were options for travellers like me with a limited budget and space. The best part of the visit was the owner - so nice, relaxed and helpful. Really didn't try to push me to buy anything. Except art we spoke about Bali, history, religions etc.

I really recommend this gallery if you want to enjoy a bit of art and escape the hassle of the busy streets. If I come to Bali again one day, I'll visit again :)
Written July 4, 2016
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Frankieobi
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
My partner and i visited this incredible gallery in January 2016 to be welcomed by some of the most wonderful and beautiful smile. You look around you and you're dazzled with beautiful art work, with vibrant colours that makes your heart jump. Staff are super friendly and welcoming. Was a great start to out holiday in Bali and looking forward to going back there in May this year. This place is a gem for art lovers and cannot be missed. We feel privileged to have found and visited this Gallery. Thank you guys .
Written February 10, 2016
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Fred Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
What a hidden Gem!
We walked into many galleries during our stay in Seminyak and Purpa Fine Art Gallery was really the best.
The gallery space is a bit small but attractive with talented artists, some of them already well known in Singapore, Jakarta, Hong Kong... and did exhibitions in Europe.
We had the chance to meet Ari, the owner. She knows all the artists and she's very welcoming.
Written September 5, 2015
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