20 Jun Hotel Art Fair Bangkok 2019
Hotel Art Fair Bangkok, in its 6th edition this year, marks the first Artemis Art will be exhibiting in Thailand. This year, the art fair takes place at the prestigious W Hotel Bangkok, located in the Bang Rak area of the city, on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 2019, with a Press and VVIP preview day on the afternoon Friday, June 21, and opening event later on the same evening.
Featured in our participation will be recent works by Ajim Juxta, Bibichun, Dedy Sufriadi, Gatot Indrajati, Indra Dodi, Laksamana Ryo, M. Fadhlil Abdi, Reza Pratisca Hasibuan, and Syahbandi Samat, a line-up of young and emerging artists from Indonesia and Malaysia.
Visit Artemis Art in room 816 of the hotel. This year, three other galleries will also be participating in the art fair from Malaysia: Core Design Gallery, G13 Gallery, and Richard Koh Fine Art.
Art Fair Layout
Two floors of W Hotel Bangkok have been allocated for this year’s edition of Hotel Art Fair Bangkok 2019. Artemis Art’s assigned room is 816. Refer to the diagrams below for the layout of the two floors.
For information on other participating galleries, visit Hotel Art Fair Bangkok’s website, containing a complete listing of this year’s participants.
Artists & Artworks
Nine visual artists from Indonesia and Malaysia have been selected for our debut participation in Hotel Art Fair Bangkok 2019: Ajim Juxta, Bibichun, Dedy Sufriadi, Gatot Indrajati, Indra Dodi, Laksamana Ryo, M. Fadhlil Abdi, Reza Patrisca Hasibuan, and Syahbandi Samat.
For Bibichun and Reza Patrisca Hasibuan, this marks the first time Artemis Art is presenting their works in an international art fair.
We have included a partial listing of works below, as a preview before the art fair starts. The full collection of works will be revealed once the art fair has opened.
2019 has been a busy year for visual artist Ajim Juxta, whose first international solo exhibition, Dystopians, opened in Manila, Philippines last week, topping up his art fair appearances so far this year. Currently, Ajim is doing his year-long residency at Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor, Malaysia.
The collection of works selected for Hotel Art Fair Bangkok 2019 comprise his abstract paintings and ink and coffee drawings on paper, surrounding the mood and people in his dystopian world, based on the conceptual Arcology construct.
Penang-based visual artist Bibichun is one of the two artists debuting in Artemis Art’s international art fair program. Earlier this year, we hosted the artist in a two-man show entitled Dua Alam, held at our gallery in Kuala Lumpur, with fellow Penang-based artist Sattama.
Bibichun’s works are essentially commentaries of people around him, within the context of issues and events he sees taking place in society, presented in art that’s steeped in pop sensibilities.
For those whom have been following Artemis Art’s progress over the last few years, the name Dedy Sufriadi will probably not need any introduction. He has frequently featured in our art fair participations, including a solo outing earlier this year at Art Fair Philippines 2019.
Selected for this art are his smaller abstract works through which the artist’s intuition driven expressiveness can easily be discerned.
Gatot Indrajati is a two-time winner of the Indonesia UOB Painting of the Year award, winning the coveted award in 2011 and 2016. His figurative paintings based on wooden toys are social critiques of what he observes in society, the wooden toys symbolic of individuals and groups that can sometimes become “playthings” of the more influential and powerful in society.
Selected for this art fair is a collection of watercolor paintings on paper.
Another artist who has been a frequent feature in our art fair participations is Indra Dodi. His works are naïve-styled telling of everyday events and stories that he has encountered. Two artworks by Indra have been included in our selection of works that will be exhibited.
This young Indonesian artist creates surreally sweet works that often disguise the very serious nature of the subject matter he addresses, such as isolation, gender equality, and inner turmoil. Ryo’s artworks have so far been well-received wherever his works have been exhibited previously, attesting to the universal appeal the artworks embody.
M. Fadhlil Abdi
The photorealistic works of young Indonesian artist M. Fadhlil Abdi are simply breathtaking, and never fail to impress those whom have seen his works in the art fairs we’ve shown him in. Two artworks by this young artist have been selected to be exhibited in the art fair.
Reza Pratisca Hasibuan
Young Indonesian artist Reza Pratisca Hasibuan comes from a family of realist artists, and is one whom Artemis Art only recently met, during her two-artist exhibition in Yogyakarta in May this year. She is currently still studying at Institut Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of the Arts) in Jogja, at the tail-end of her baccalaureate studies at the institute.
Rounding off the nine visual artists selected for this art fair is Syahbandi Samat, whose ballpoint pen based works have earned him accolades in Malaysia, and much praise abroad where his works have been exhibited. The works selected to be exhibited in this art fair continues his introspective views of the artist’s own life, as father and husband, a provider and protector of his family.