If you live in Jakarta, you probably know that you live in a land of framing. It is cheaper than any places I know to get anything framed on a budget. You can probably go anywhere and you find the prices right. There are so many different places you can go to have your photos, paintings, art piece framed that it’s hard to pick where to go. I have been to a frame shop in Dharmawangsa City Walk Shopping Mall called FRAME STATION and I was happy with the end results. The prices were more on the high-end for the Jakarta standard, but compared to the those in the States, it was a great deal.
When I went on a little excursion to check out Bagel Bagel the other day, I spotted a frame shop, Glory Frame, on Jalan Benda Raya. I walked in and thought that it might be a good place to bring in valuable art pieces to be framed as the owner, Simon, is a photographer and artist himself and frames his own photography and paintings. I asked for a quote for framing the Japanese wood block paintings we have and the prices I got was very reasonable.
I brought 8 Japanese woodblock paintings by Nishijima, the artist my husband and I like. They were completed timely and I am pleased with the end result. The off-white matting on the paintings looks a bit too white to me. At the same time, I am afraid of choosing matting with a color because I’m worried that the color would limited the range of color of a wall where I can hang them. I’ll have to think about the matting a bit more.
There is an art gallery in the back and the owner, Simon, took me there to show me the gallery. It was really neat. I have seen his work at different bazaars in Jakarta and it was cool to actually be at the actual gallery.
Jl. Benda Raya No. 8-C
Cilandak Timur Pasar Minggu
Jakarta Selatan 12410
TEL: +62 21 7817219
I hope you will have a wonderful weekend!!