Kaba Kaba Estate - Hallway art

Art collection

As well as enjoying the breathtaking natural landscapes that surround this beautiful estate, guests at Kaba Kaba are treated to a private showing of the owners' fascinating art collection, which is displayed throughout the villa's gardens and pavilions. Indonesian and international artists contribute to this exciting and thought-provoking collection. See below for selected works and more information about some of the talented artists.

Artist: Cai Zhi Song
Title: Ode to Motherland #5
Year: 2013
Medium: Bronze

Sculpture of a male warrior figure. The artist was inspired by images of ancient China and, in particular, a warrior from the Qin dynasty (221-206 BC). The sculpture was originally made from glass fibre reinforced resin and thin sheets of metal. The owners of the Kaba Kaba Estate commissioned him to create one made of bronze to be placed outdoors. The warrior wears an ornate hairstyle created out of thin wire. This sculpture currently sits in the upper bale bar area.

Artist: Agapetus Kristiandana
Title: Tiga Zaman (Three Ages)
Year: 2013
Medium: Resin

Agapetus Agus Kristiandana was born in Yogyakarta, where he still lives, and studied design at Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Indonesia and abroad, as well as holding solo exhibitions in Jakarta and Central Java. He is known for using animals such as cows and pigs to portray themes of alienation, conflict and dependency, and his works often commnicate through humour and satire.

Artist: Agapetus Kristiandana
Title: Binatang Jalang
Year: 2010
Medium: Resin

Agapetus Agus Kristiandana’s paintings combine unexpected elements and create a fresh and surprising narrative about the human condition. His animal sculptures, humorous, and often bizarre in form, stun and invite the viewer to consider his message.

Artist: Dadi Setiyadi
Title: White Goat
Year: 2011

Born in West Java, Dadi Setiyadi graduated from Indonesia Institute of Art in 2004. Dadi’s art revolves around mixed cultural influences, playing with the notions of the east and west, modern and traditional, universal and contextual as well as global and local. White Goat re-imagines Caravaggio’s John the Baptist as a figure with Dayak tattoos.

Artist: Hwang Sae Jin
Title: Actual Harmony
Year: 2011
Medium: Acrylics, oils and fabric on canvas

Hwang Sae Jin is a Korean visual artist, born in Seoul in 1982. She graduated from the Painting & Print Department of Ewha Womans University, Seoul, in 2006 and has exhibited in both solo and group shows in Korea. Hwang Sae Jin’s Actual Harmony, a 2011 canvas that unites acrylics, oils, and fabric in an alluring but homey image of a couch, graces Kaba Kaba Estate’s colonial-style guesthouse.

Artist: Sohan Jakhar
Title: Untitled
Year: 2009
Medium: Acrylic

Sohan Jakhar lives and works in Jaipur, Rajasthan. His style of painting is a mix of Indian cultural tradition and pop art, examining the visual dynamics of roadside bazaars which dominate the urban landscapes of India. Photographs are digitally modified and painted on the canvas. The treatment of pictures has a simplistic approach with layers of vibrant colors expressing a subtle theater of visual form.

Artist: Bea Camacho
Title: Enclose II

Born in Manila, Philippines, Bea Camacho graduated in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard in 2005. She works with sculpture, performance and installation in order to explore issues concerning distance and disconnection in relation to absence and intimacy.The Enclosed II images are taken from a 9-hour performance that was held at the Tate Modern, in which the artist crochets herself into a cocoon.

Artist: Mangu Putra
Title: Shackled 1
Year: 2008
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Mangu Putra articulates his concerns about the disturbing condition of contemporary society; from the exploitation of nature to the devastating impact of pauperisation; from the search for the spiritual in the materialistic world to the place of nationalism in the global era. Environmental issues such as pollution, the killing of animals and global warming are among the main subjects of his paintings.

Artist: Ye Zhenghua
Title: The Sky
Medium: Oil on canvas

Three figures painted in monochromatic style – one white, one pink and one blue – appear in The Sky, an oil on canvas by artist Ye Zhenghua. The Chinese artist was awarded the first place prize in the Asia-Europe Young Artists Painting Competition. While The Sky is his only art work at the Kaba Kaba Estate, it is no surprise the piece was chosen – the use of vibrant yellow, blue and pink complement the other works in the collection.

Artist: Hannes D’ haese
Title: Just a dog
Year : 2010
Medium: Resin

Hannes D’haese is the opposite of the classically schooled artist, professing that he has never seen the inside of an art academy. A child of his time, Hannes D’haese is intent on conquering the world. Is he following in the footsteps of Reinhoud d’Haese and Karel Appel (abstract expressionism) or did he redefine love and color into a new form of art? One thing is certain; his art testifies to emotion, passion and happiness.

Artist: Dodit Artawan
Title: Pool Party series
Year: 2012
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Dodit Artawan lives and works in Bali. Upon graduation from the Indonesian Art Institute in Denpasar in 1997, Dodit started his practice as a part of TAXU Art Clinic, an artist collective that created quite a stir in the Balinese art scene. Dodit Artawan’s preferred perspective – viewing scenes from above – places the viewer in a position where they must stand back and observe, and in turn question the “reality” in front of them.

Artist: Entang Wiharso
Title: Borderless floating island
Year: 2013
Medium: Bronze

Entang Wiharso is an internationally renowned artist who has held major exhibitions in Asia, Europe and America. Wiharso’s work emanates from his own personal narratives and experiences. He links minor events and small actions to the larger timeline of the human condition, which he seeks to understand by pushing the boundaries of perceptions formed by prejudices and generalisations.

Guest Reviews

  • April 22nd, 2018 - April 28th, 2018

    I wanted take this opportunity to thank you and your team for wonderful week. It's a delight to see everyone smiling throughout the day. Nothing was ever too hard and done with smile. The service was as beautiful as the villa, myself and the guests have had an amazing experience, thanks to you.

    Jacob M, Australia
  • January 10th, 2018 - January 12th, 2018

    This villa not only a luxury, there are also such a cultured atmosphere. Thanks Rahmat and villa staff service for making us feel the warmth and happiness. Thanks also for chatting with us about the history of villa's antique and stories. We liked the food of the villa, super delicious! Every details here is why we love it here. After two nights, we are agreed that the owner of the villa had a great taste and personality, to make the villa so perfect. Love the villa and people here.

    Melody W, Indonesia
  • December 27th, 2017 - January 3rd, 2018

    We have come to the end of our week staying at the stunning Kaba Kaba Estate. I have to say with all honestly that this family holiday has been far and away the best one we have had, and our whole family (all of us) agree, from the service, to the food and catering, it is unbeatable. The lovely team, led by Rahmat, could not do more for us. Every requested was met with a smile, and they were always there but yet discreet. I can truly say I will be highly recommending Kaba Kaba Estate to everyone.It was our first visit to Bali, but it wont be our last. The beautiful Balinese culture and hospitality shown through every member of the staff, and the gorgeous of the estate made us feel we were in Paradise. With heartfelt thanks to you all.

    Samia S, United Kingdom
  • August 11th, 2017 - August 28th, 2017

    This is the most amazing place I have ever been to. The staff are helpful warm heart, kind people who are always there if we needed something. The house is well taken care of and we have been all over the world and we are never been anywhere with such an amazing warm and carrying team, lovely and kind people. Simply a peace of heaven.

    Aisha A, Indonesia
  • July 16th, 2017 - July 24th, 2017

    We come to Bali to celebrate the 30th Birthday of a very special family member. 9 adult and 8 children under 9 years of age. A very ambitious project but such a wise choice in selecting Kaba Kaba Estate. Rahmat and his incredible team ensure the villa was our home for 8 days. Such warm atmosphere where every staff member is attentive and yet unobtrusive. No doubt we brought a lot of noise to the estate but there is always a tranquil corner to be found in the vast home or in the magnificent gardens. It is a credit to Rahmat that under his leadership all staff are so friendly and approachable and wonderful with the children. We are so appreciate of the care taken here to accommodate so many little people, wonderful books, toys, scooters, pool toys,not to forget the magnificent kid-friendly meals provided. Thank you one and all.

    Jenny H, Australia
  • June 7th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017

    From the moment we arrived the staff of Kaba Kaba Estate have shown us true genuine and warm Balinese hospitality. Our group of 20 found Kaba Kaba to be an exceptional home away from home. Absolutely anything and everything that we asked for was always met with a smile, grace and a can do attitude. Kaba Kaba Estate is a stunning hidden home away from the hustle and bustle of the better known holiday resorts. It is perfect estate for those like us, who wanted to relax in beautiful and tastefully decorated luxury villa. One of our group owns and manages a hotel in Melbourne wants to take Rahmat Villa Manager home. Half of us work in travel industry, from airlines to cruise ships to managing travel agencies. We all know and understand how difficult it can be for things to seem effortless. We would like to all personally to thank Rahmat for his professionalism, relaxed approach and smile, we acknowledge his job is made easier from all the team members around him including the ones we don't see. Thank you.

    Kirk W, Australia
  • April 8th, 2017 - April 14th, 2017

    Thank you so much for such as wonderful holiday at Estate Kaba Kaba, the service provided by the staff made the 50th Birthday very special and one I will always remember, thank you. The Estate Kaba Kaba is amazing, the grounds, the design of the suites, the peaceful setting. The staff are excellent. The food fabulous, really could not find fault with anything..felt very spoilt. Such a lovely relaxing place, wonderful staff who go above and beyond to make your stay memorable. Rahmat has been incredible.

    Stacey Margaret H, Australia
  • January 30th, 2017 - February 4th, 2017

    The villa is wonderful, enjoy the stay and everything are perfect, the service is great and planning will coming back.

    Jin J, China
  • December 18th, 2016 - December 25th, 2016

    The kaba kaba estate is simply stunning luxurious living set in countryside natural surrounding. A five star property supported by world class service and support staff make your stay much more special. The attention of details every aspect of the estate is very apparent from the moment you set foot on the estate. Thank you Pak Rahmat and team for looking after us and treating us so well. Hope to return some day in the near future.

    Joey A, Malaysia
  • October 28th, 2016 - November 6th, 2016

    From the deepest bottom of our heart, we would like to thank you for this unforgettable holiday, which was soooo romantic. You made this place our "home away from home" and we are definitely want to come back, come back to the place where I proposed to my future wife! It will forever be in our heart. Rahmat..my brother..thank you for your love and dedication! You make this place unforgettable. Sincere thanks for whole team - you're awesome.

    Elmar M, Switzerland
  • October 17th, 2016 - October 21st, 2016

    Thank you very much for your time and help, We are very enjoyed our stay in the villa, we will be back again.

    Christian & Yasmeen, Indonesia
  • October 7th, 2016 - October 11th, 2016

    We stayed at Kaba Kaba for our family holiday from June 7th - 11 Oct 2016. We had very high expectations after all the researched we have done. And the experience has surpassed our all expectations. The staff were extremely helpful and warm. They were very patient with our children and took care of all their needs. We had an incredible time and much of it was thanks to you.The villa is beautifully designed and the rooms are spacious and every details has been taken care off. Our experience has been fabulous and we will positively visit again soon.

    Bhavana P, India
  • May 12th, 2016 - May 15th, 2016

    We were recommended to look at Kaba Kaba Estate to celebrate my 30th birthday and recent engagement. Our guests flew from LA, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. The entire weekend experience was more than we could here asked for. The villa is well maintained and gorgeous. But what truly made our time special was attentive and gentle natural of the staff. No request was too small or too impossible to ask for. The entire staff took the initiative at all times and made our guests feel completely at home. However, two people truly deserve special mention, the first is Kadek, who from the moment we walked in was implacably dressed and ready to attend to every our need. The second is Rahmat, without Rahmat to managing the staff, our holiday would not have resulted in such memorable weekend. Rahmat also was helping me manage a fleet of cars going back and forth between other villas. He is such joy to deal with, he is always on the ball, understands guest needs and clearly goes over and above.

    Liling O, Indonesia
  • October 28th, 2015 - December 14th, 2015

    This has been the most a magical time for us. Thank you very much for welcoming us so warmly and carrying us into your home. I can’t tell how well you have taken good care & we have felt it has simply been spectacular. The attention to detail is unrivaled. Rahmat is quite unique - completely relaxed on surface and yet an incredible manager ensuring everything all goes without mistake, quite incredible. Everyone from the security team, gardeners, engineer, housekeeping, butler, kitchen staff and secretary have been lovely, professional + fully smile + charm. We will miss you all very much. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for making the memories.

    Aisha A, United Kingdom
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