Dewa Putu Mokoh was born in 1934 in Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali. He studied Balinese wayang style painting with his uncles I Gusti Ketut Kobot and I Gusti Made Baret, both of whom were central figures in the Pita Maha artists’ association.
He has participated in group exhibitions in Australia, USA, Japan, Singapore, Finland, Holland, Denmark, Germany and Italy. Mokoh exhibited at the Venice Biennial in a two-man exhibition with Mondo in 1993, and he had a solo exhibition at the Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan in 1995.
Mokoh had been painting all his life, and was only recently gaining the recognition he deserved. Mokoh's works are often characterised by family scenes with children playing. His work breathes intimacy, sensuality and a yearning for the days of childhood, often with a humorous element.
Above all his works represents the contemporary Balinese style.