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Posted by Bold and Bright Tattoo and Design on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

 

I’m currently working at Bold and Bright Tattoo Parlor in Bali, Indonesia.

If you are interested in making an appointment with me, send me an email on adeitameda03@gmail.com and include all relevant information (see my website -> http://adeitameda.com/appointments)

See you there.!

‚Ěą¬†Ade Itameda

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YOGYAKARTA – KI SUKASMAN / WAYANG UKUR

Our 2 month trip / vacation to Indonesia is slowly coming to an end and we will return to The Netherlands soon full of new energy & inspiration! A good start of the new year! In the past few weeks we went on a inspiration-hunt and we have made several small trips through Indonesia, we have visited many temples and several museums. We would like to tell more about ALL of the beautiful places we have visited but we decided to just highlight the best of them!

On our first trip to Yogyakarta, we searched for the story behind a unique artist called Ki Sukasman. Which Ade heard about a couple of years ago and felt that there was some resemblance in the way Ki Sukasman is creating art and the way he is makes his designs. So off we went!

Ki Sukasman – Wayang Ukur

Ki Sukasman

Ki Sukasman was a¬†66-year-old artist (he passed in 2009) from Yogyakarta who devoted all his life to wayang, the art of leather puppetry. What distinguished him from others was his view on the ‘traditional wayang’. A bit more about him and his artworks you can find in a long interview hold by¬†The Jakarta Post in 2003.¬†

Sukasman has made a name as the creator of Wayang ukur, a new style of leather puppet. His puppets have been used in shadow plays at home and abroad, such as in Canada, Holland, Germany and the U.S.

Sukasman first observed the puppets as a little boy. He made leather puppets later in his youth, and graduated from the Indonesian Fine Art Academy (ASRI) in Yogyakarta, in 1962, majoring in advertising, decorative arts, illustration and graphic arts.

Since graduating, he has experimented with leather puppets. He strongly disagrees with the popular conception that the puppet’s form has already reached a state of perfection and needs no divergence.

As an artist, he purges his restlessness with the obsessive scientific study of leather puppets. He has tried to crack the stylization secret of the puppet’s shapes. Finally, he found a way to modify the form by measuring individual parts: the body, the arms, the legs, the neck and the shoulders. Hence the origins of his puppet’s name, Wayang ukur (leather puppets in measurement).

Sukasman, who worked as a dishwasher and did other jobs in the Netherlands between 1965 and 1974, has devoted nearly all his life to wayang. He remains unmarried and most of his earnings went back into his art. He owns a large house on Jl. Taman Siswa, Yogyakarta, which serves as both his house and workshop.

 

To read the full interview, click here.

It was not so easy to find the place where we knew about that you could still find some of his artworks. The first place that Google maps told us to go to turned out to be wrong… We asked around a bit and after a while we found a guy¬†who could point us his house / workshop. We stepped inside, a bit unsure if this was the right place where we could find¬†Ki Sukasman’s¬†artworks. Inside the house we found a young man who confirmed that this was his old work space. He leaded us to the back of the building and showed us some of the remaining artworks and told us that all the original wayang puppets he made¬†are now in the possession of his brother and some museums.

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When we walked to the back we felt like entering someones private ‘studio’, not really the idea of a gallery.¬†On the side, against the wall we found some of the remaining artworks (engraved¬†slate stone plaques). And they where absolutely amazing! Around 170 cm high, beautifully engraved, extremely detailed. It was almost sad to find these great¬†artworks, covered with dust, put away in a sort of garage. The boy leaded us around and explained us what he knew about the history of these artworks and around which time they where made. 3 big rooms, filled with all these beautiful doors, statues, windowpanes. We almost couldn’t believe that so many people in the past where disagreeing with his idea of traditional wayang, these were masterpieces! A small, but impressive collection of some of¬†Ki Sukasman’s¬†artworks, definitely one¬†that deserves more attention.

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Overall in our opinion, an amazing, under appreciated,¬†artist with a very progressive view on the¬†traditional wayang. If you’re interested in visiting his workshop, to see these artworks follow the directions below;

 

Head to¬† JL Taman Siswa in Yogyakarta,¬†but don’t go into the small streets of the¬†neighborhood¬†but stay on the¬†main road and you will find the¬†Ki Sukasman’s workshop¬†on the left¬†side¬†of the road next to a parking lot where you can park your car.

Because this is a quite ‘hidden’ place, certainly not a tourist attraction, there’s no entry-fee to see these artworks, but please grab a bite in the small warung inside the building to give some support to the people who take care of the remains of this beautiful collection.

– Lielo

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INTERNATIONAL TATTOO CONVENTION FRANKFURT 2015 & FLASH BOOK

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So¬†finally back to my drawing table…last weekend was the 3th and last tattoo convention I joined this month. The International Tattoo Convention Frankfurt 2015!

It¬†was good, I did a couple of walk ups and continued an old piece. Thanks to every one who came by at my booth, had some nice chats. Now back to work in the shop and think about which convention I will join next. For some photo’s made on the convention check:¬†http://www.echo-online.de/region/rhein-main/Gestochen-scharfe-Bilder-auf-der-Tattoo-Convention;art7943,6047365

 

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click on photo for a bigger view

 

At the¬†International Tattoo Convention Frankfurt 2015¬†a new flash book was being published by¬†Edgar Hoill &¬†Matthias Reuss¬†called¬†TATTOO MASTERS FLASH COLLECTION ‚Äď PART II.¬†A great book which will be for sale for ‚ā¨128 at this website:¬†http://www.editionreuss.de/index.php/tattoo-22/articles/tattoo-masters-flash-collection-part-ii-489.html

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Totally worth it! All flash sheets made by great artists like; Leo Zulueta, Luke Atkinson, Filip Leu, Chee, Indio Reyes, Jess Yen, Tommy Cyklone Garcia and many more are printed in the traditional flash sheet size on high quality paper.

Thanks a lot again to Lars Krutak, Matthias Reuss & Edgar Hoill for giving me this opportunity to be part of this book!

 

To all people who recently send me an email and are still waiting for a reply. Thanks a lot for your patience, it’s very busy atm. as you all can see. ¬†I will start replying all my emails soon and selecting people for appointments.

 

 

– Ade Itameda

 

 

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MAHAKALA X SLICKNICK

 

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Mahakala – protector against negativity

Done last week on our friend, Joel. 

Mahakala is¬†a protector (Dharmapala) and the primary ‘Wisdom Protector’¬†of Himalayan and Tibetan Buddhism. There are dozens of different variations and forms of Mahakala. But he’s mostly shown in his wrathful appearance.

Mahakala¬†may look frightening, but that’s not¬†meant¬†to make you afraid!¬†Mahakala¬†is the¬†threatening¬†and powerful embodiment of¬†the bodhisattva of compassion. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have to decided to say ‘no’ to¬†entering paradise in order to help others attain enlightenment.¬†He is always depicted as an extremely fierce and terrifying deity. His purpose is to help to overcome negative obstacles on the path to enlightenment and to protect them on their way to it.¬†The¬†mask of Mahakala¬†is also meant to scare bad spirits and energy away from the place it protects.¬†He is known¬†as a compassionate protector, with all his aggression directed at those who would do harm. His anger is necessary because it gives him the fearsome power to demolish any enemies or obstacles on the way to enlightenment. His face is frightening also to scare away negative thoughts, actions, and energy.¬†Mahakala masks¬†are frequently found in temples and monasteries in Tibet, as well as in private homes as symbols of protection.

The cloud¬†of fire above¬†Mahakala‚Äės eyes and coming from his mouth represents his powerful energy. His third eye shows his function¬†as a protector; three orbs of vision express his ability to see the past, present and future.¬†Mahakala¬†has a crown of five skulls, which represent the transmutation of five negative afflictions of human nature into virtues. As he confronts negative forces and crushes them with his anger, his crown of skulls neutralizes what remains and works to transform it into something positive. Which means that ignorance becomes wisdom, pride is humbled, attachment becomes the wisdom of discernment, jealously shifts to feeling satisfied with one‚Äôs own accomplishments, and anger is released and soothed.

Mahakala

Mahakala is always a protective deity with these features, but he can be portrayed in several different colors:

РMost of the time he is dark blue, which symbolizes the steady and enduring nature of dharma.
РSometimes he is black; as black absorbs all other colors, so does Mahakala represent ultimate or absolute reality and transcendence of all form.
РRed Mahakala reflects in color his passionate and fiery nature.
РMahakala in his white form helps one attain riches and a long life.

When you consider Mahakala as your spiritual bodyguard. He appears to be tough and extremely scary, but he is somebody you want to have on your side as you face the trials and obstacles in life!


 

 

25 to Life Tattoos – Slicknick

As some people might already know, Ade recently moved to a different tattoo shop, called 25 to Life Tattoos in Rotterdam.

A bit more information about the other artist/owner of¬†the shop, Nico Mensinga a.k.a Slicknick. Nick who’s¬†the owner of the shop, is a known artist in the tattoo world for over the last¬†15 years. 10 years ago he opened his own tattoo studio at the Pannekoekstraat in Rotterdam. Nico is mostly known for his solid and clean old school and Japanese work, he’s the right guy if you’re looking for a real traditional and unique tattoo design. You definitly have to go and check out more of his great work on his FB page!

For more information about the shop and the artists, Slicknick & Ade Itameda you can find on the 25 to Life Tattoos¬†Facebook page:¬†https://www.facebook.com/25ToLifeTattoos¬†And keep an eye on this Facebook page because soon there will be two other artists working in the shop, Dickie de Wit, known for his old school work,¬†will regularly start taking a spot on Thursday’s and the Japanese tattoo artist, Horishachi Osaka¬†is coming to Europe again and will be doing¬†a guest-spot at the shop from the 9th till 13th of september. He’s known for his traditional Tebori-style of tattooing. Send an email to make an appointment with all relevant information to: slicknick@hetnet.nl¬†

So drop by at this great¬†shop in the heart of Rotterdam and come by to make an appointment or to check out their portfolio’s!

 

– Lielo

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NEW WEBSITE ADE ITAMEDA

We’re proud to let you know that Ade Itameda has a new website! We completly redesigned the layout and added new photo’s! You can check the new website out here:


Let us know what you think!

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