Exhibition Review

From Expressionism to Decorative

December 15, 2012
From Expressionism to Decorative

Metamorphosis of I Made Djirna’s Painting By Winarto Pay close attention to I Made Djirna’s paintings in his solo exhibition at National Gallery, Jakarta, last November, I felt to be brought to the full colorful world.  A half of about twenties  paintings presented here have so big size, the average is about 2×4 meters...

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Asian Watercolor Expression 2012

April 15, 2012
Asian Watercolor Expression 2012

Gradation and Detail in Watercolor Paintings By Winarto Compare to oil painting, watercolor painting is still subordinated. Not only common people, but also artists themselves and art collectors have not good enough appreciation to watercolor paintings. Perhaps, this is because of some ‘lacks’ of watercolor features. Firstly, watercolor painting used to be done on...

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The Works of The Best Known Indonesian Artists

January 1, 2012
The Works of The Best Known Indonesian Artists

  Look at the painting: three women are making up themselves at a corner of street. It is true that they are street prostitutes. Hendra Gunawan, the painter, gave a title his work:  “Three Prostitutes” (1978). With this painting the prominent Indonesian artist has tried to portrait one of social realities in Indonesia: the...

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Bazaar Art Jakarta, Can be Indicator of Asian Contemporary Arts development?

August 10, 2011
Bazaar Art Jakarta, Can be Indicator of Asian Contemporary Arts development?

Again, Bazaar Art Jakarta was held. This year is third performing for this great art exhibition. One uniqueness of this event is that it was held in a hotel and mall, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place. Bazaar Art Jakarta that was presented in the ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, in August 4-7, is really one...

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Indonesian Contemporary Art, Fantasies and Realities

June 25, 2011
Indonesian Contemporary Art, Fantasies and Realities

AGAIN, Indonesian artist’s works will be internationally. Through exhibition “Indonesian Eye: Fantasies and Realities”,  41 works of 18 Indonesian artists will be on display in one of the world’s most established contemporary art gallery, Saatchi Gallery, in London, UK, from August 27 to October 9, 2011.  Recently, these great works have been presenting  in...

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Indonesian Artists in HK International Art Fair

June 8, 2011

Some Indonesian artist’s works were presented in Hong Kong International Art Fair 2011. The works were brought by some galleries that participated in the International Art Fair. Edwin’s Gallery presented paintings and installations with the theme “Pinochio Syndrome” by Heri Dono who is at the same time conducting a solo exhibition in Berlin. Heri...

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The Legend World of “the Engraver” Irwanto Lentho

June 7, 2011
The Legend World of “the Engraver” Irwanto Lentho

By Winarto Paying close attention to Irwanto Lentho’s works we will be firstly surprised by thousands thin lines which be background and  parts of  figures such as a human beings or animals like as horses, zebras, elephants or birds. Thin lines and circles are true specific character of Irwanto Lentho’s graphical arts. Looking at...

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Emiria Soenassa, the Lost Pearl

December 20, 2010
Emiria Soenassa, the Lost Pearl

Living in colonial era and early period of Republic of Indonesia Emiria showed her spirit of nationalism. Art critic Carla Bianpoen said that Emiria was the first and only artists who, in the quest for a new nation, had the imagination to depict a modern Indonesia in its multifaceted diversity.

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Agus Budiyanto in Watercolors World

July 23, 2010
Agus Budiyanto in Watercolors World

Now Agus is 50 years old and has been 30 years as a professional artist, he never paid attention to any other artistic medium except watercolor. The result is so amazing. His works is really different from the usual watercolor paintings by other artists.

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