In 1978 he moved to Bali and three years later held a solo exhibition in Denpasar. His works are vigorous portrayals of the lives of villagers and common people in bright colours. Hendra Gunawan died in the year 1983.
Many of Gunawan’s works have been lost. Fortunately museums and private collectors have located and catalogued over 120 of his paintings and sketches, along with several sculptures.