26 - 29 March 2015
Booth G18, Grand Palais
Element Art Space is a training ground for contemporary artworks and art exchange by today’s most exciting emerging artists and mid-career artists from the Southeast Asia region. In this fair, Element Art Space is featuring works by Indonesian artists Jim Allen Abel, Laila Azra, Eddie Hara, Hendra “HeHe” Harsono, Inge Rijanto and Arkiv Vilmansa that capture the essence of Indonesian contemporary art today. This exhibition composed of new paintings by Eddie Hara, Hendra “HeHe” Harsono, and aluminium sculptures by Inge Rijanto who have created them especially for the occasion.
EDDIE HARA BORN 1957, SALATIGA, INDONESIA
Eddie Hara has succeeded in discovering a visualization type that eventually led to the birth of a "new genre" by including the wildness and innocence of children`s drawing, or streetart - in other word: the generic raw art -in his works. With this, Eddie`s works keep dealing with various themes and the sub-culture mindset: from environment deteriotation through the absurdity of contemporary people`s life. Lately, his works have been showing more similarities with street murals, seemingly made by doodling and involving minimal application of colors.
HENDRA "HEHE" HARSONO BORN 1983, KEDIRI, INDONESIA
In Indonesian contemporary art, there is a tendency to move beyond ideologies and grand narratives, choosing interdisciplinary creative processes in trying to create their own visual communication, taking inspirations from everyday lives and small narratives. Artists try to articulate their existence through their visual strategies, coming from the displaced generation with ambiguities and hybridities. Yet, the ambiguities itself reflects the shifting process of the young generation in coping with their restlessness of being raised in multi-dimensions, with so many polarities and confrontations of values.
INGE RIJANTO BORN 1949, SEMARANG, INDONESIA
Inge Rijanto draws inspiration from the recent political issues that have stimulated public debate in Indonesia. In her work entitled, ‘Oppressed’ displays a capsized iron with a figure magnetized on its, symbolizes the practices of this power. It is hoped that in the emergence of a better Indonesia, this power will come to an end.
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Organised by Art Galleries Association of Singapore
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