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Art: Galeri Indonesia Kaya

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ARTSY TECH. The diversity of Indonesian arts, tradition and cultures is a great asset that inevitably bestows a great responsibility for the country to bear. Among the few that carry that task on their shoulders, Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation is one that never rests on its laurels. Wayang … [Read more...]

Art: Uji Handoko Eko Saputro

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WIT ART THOU. For Uji Handoko Eko Saputro or Hahan, the world is a playground. Flippantly interpreting the social issues around him, Hahan generates impressively wicked artworks that frequently raise eyebrows. Yes I'm Diameter (2013) His boldness is also evident in his themes: “New Cock on … [Read more...]

DVDs: Art Documentaries

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FOR ART'S SAKE. These are four art documentaries that will pique your artistic interest. Exit through the Gift Shop Stars: Thierry Guetta, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader, André Director: Banksy Graffiti has gone a long way from street side to galleries, so Banksy believes. The pseudonymous … [Read more...]

Art: Eko Nugroho

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THE LIGHT ON EKO. Eko Nugroho is no stranger to both art and fashion spheres. Having exhibited his works in Singapore, Venice, California, Hong Kong and Berlin, among others, Nugroho’s artwork is identical with socio-political issues and becomes one of the most sought-after Indonesian … [Read more...]

Art Review: BIASA ArtSpace Jakarta

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TREEBUTE TO ART. Enlighten your mind this September with some uncanny expression of thoughts shared by Yogyakarta-based artist Arya Pandjalu as shown at BIASA Artspace Jakarta (Jl. Kemang Raya no. 20, Jakarta; +62 21 7179 6264; biasaart.com). Winner of 2010 Szpilman Award, the Bandung-born … [Read more...]

Art Review: Solo Exhibition by I Ketut Karyana

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AN EVOLUTION OF INDONESIAN ART. While there are a large number of Balinese artists that incorporate traditional motifs and imagery into their artwork, few incorporate them with the unique flair of I Ketut Karyana.  The Wild Flower artwork His unusual painting style combines oil and ink … [Read more...]