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Art Jakarta 2018 Artemis Art

Art Jakarta 2018

This year, Art Jakarta (formerly known as Bazaar Art Jakarta), celebrates its 10th edition, and it is indeed an honor for Artemis Art to be part of this momentous event. This marks the third time we participate in Indonesia’s oldest and largest art fair, and this year we will be located at booth B6. Art Jakarta 2018 takes place in The Ballroom, Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place, located in the Sudirman Central Business District, in Jakarta.

For our participation this year, we have a line-up of six (plus one) artists whose works will be exhibited: Afdhal, Dedy Sufriadi, Eston Tan, Gatot Indrajati, Indra Dodi, and Taufik Ermas. We will also be showing artworks by Iqi Qoror, an emerging artist based in Yogyakarta, a late addition to the line-up.

The art fair commences with the Preview and Vernissage on August 2, after which it opens to the public on Friday, August 2nd, continuing through the weekend until Sunday, August 5th.

More detailed information about Art Jakarta 2018 may be viewed from their website, including ticketing information and assistance on how to get to the art fair venue.

Afdhal

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As an artist, Afdhal is constantly experimenting with different materials and modes of art creation. He has exhibited a variety of artworks including painting, sculptures and installations. His works focus on interconnectivity between man and nature, exploring the similarities of character and vulnerabilities found in both worlds.

His more recent paintings depict wild animals, used as allegories to highlight specific human characteristics that Afdhal wishes to discuss through his works. His overall concern is for both man and the environment, and realizing that both exist in a delicate balance, his works pose the interesting question of which domain is more vulnerable.

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Dedy Sufriadi

The role of text, a key element in Dedy Sufriadi’s artworks, has evolved over the many years the artist has been active. Whereas text was used in a more explicit manner, as direct narrative aids or descriptors that could be easily read, text in Dedy’s more recent works plays a more active role as intuition placeholders or triggers, allowing the viewers’ intuition to participate; the painting not only in itself a conduit of expression by the artist, but also acts as a device allowing the viewer to be both “visual consumer” and creator, of new ideas and emotions, combining the cues provided in the artworks with the viewer’s own experience and intuition.

Artworks selected for Art Jakarta comprise Dedy’s more recent works, covering a few of his current styles, including the Lorem Ipsum series that made its debut in Art Fair Philippines earlier this year.

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Eston Tan

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Penang-born Eston Tan is an accomplished painter, acknowledged as a master of chiaroscuro both at home and internationally. He is best known for his night scenes, done in rich textures and colors, characterized by adeptly placed dots, sparkles of light that turn urban jungles into mesmerizing tangles of nocturnal visual poetry set on canvas.

The contrasting hues of light and dark in his works represent the balance of life, observations by the artist of the constant flux he sees society to be in, as attitudes and ideals change with the passage of time, depicted as visual transitions from dark to light often seen in his paintings.

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Gatot Indrajati

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Since young, Gatot Indrajati has always had an affinity with wood, fashioning his own toys, not being able to afford the commercially available metal or plastic figures and toys. Instead, he created his own versions of superheroes by his own handiwork.

Gatot is thus far the only artist to have won the UOB Painting of the Year award twice; the first time in 2011, and once again in 2016 (in Indonesia and at the regional level).

His depictions of wooden toys on canvas are critiques of society, dolls and toys becoming metaphors for those who become the playthings of others, something that exists in society but not often acknowledged.

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Indra Dodi

Since the beginning of his artistic journey, Indra Dodi has always considered painting to be a very serious activity, requiring a lot of personal commitment, technical skills, knowledge, energy and imagination. But it is also fun and playful, something he wanted to see finally represented on the canvas, too. This sense of fun and play provides one of his sources of motivation for his artworks.

Indra is of the opinion one needs to learn to close one’s eyes and to return to a childlike mentality to find the source of artistic creativity, which is an expression of our inner self.

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Iqi Qoror

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This is Artemis Art’s first collaboration with the artist

Iqi Qoror is an artist who continuously experiments with different types of media and artmaking practices, constantly challenging himself with different approaches and ideas.

Like many of the visual artists currently based in Yogyakarta, Iqi is an alumnus of Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), from which he was conferred a Master’s Degree in Fine Art. Apart from two-dimensional works, Iqi has also produced sculptures and site-specific installations. The incorporation of wool into his paintings is just one of the many ways he utilizes unconventional painting media in his practice. 

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Taufik Ermas

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The dialectic of space is central to the current body of work by Indonesian artist Taufik Ermas whose artistic practice is almost equally divided between painting and sculpture. His current body of work combines both elements, utilizing physical negative space as key components of the visual conversations the artist engages with the viewer through his works, on levels that are both metaphysical and psychological.

Human silhouettes that outline the blank three-dimensional spaces in his sculptural paintings are symbolic of Taufik’s representation of the constant human quest to seek answers about ourselves, and our place in this world. The emptiness and void in his works are reflections of our own feelings of being incomplete, as we struggle with questions about our true purpose.

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