Srisasanti Gallery’s solo exhibitions of Ida Bagus Putu Purwa: Remembrance of Being and Iskandar Fauzy: Sejarah yang Ditemu-Ciptakan (Invented History), are running from 22 October – 11 December 2022 at Tirtodipuran Link, Yogyakarta.
Remembrance of Being showcases the 12 latest artworks of Ida Bagus Putu Purwa which depict dreams, memories, and reflections from things that have and will be forgotten in his everyday life.
Sejarah yang Ditemu-Ciptakan presents 11 black and white acrylic paintings of Iskandar Fauzy, which play with our memories of moments that are considered important in world history.
Sejarah yang Ditemu-Ciptakan (Invented History)
Srisasanti Gallery presents Sejarah yang Ditemu-Ciptakan, a solo exhibition by Iskandar Fauzy. This exhibition showcases 11 black and white acrylic paintings of Iskandar Fauzy, which were made between 2016 and 2022. His works play with our memories of moments that are considered important in world history.
Iskandar Fauzy’s paintings in this exhibition critically requestion our perception of history, which we usually obtain from old documentation and archives. Iskandar Fauzy manipulates reality with photographic images through the approach of appropriating historical and imaginary ﬁgures in a fabricated black and white stage.
The events depicted in Iskandar Fauzy’s canvas can only be made possible by imagination with critical, moral and meaningful intentions. This 1972-born artist “invents” history which allows the audience to enjoy various other possibilities in understanding history.
Through Iskandar Fauzy’s solo exhibition, Sejarah yang Ditemu-Ciptakan, Srisasanti Gallery invites viewers to imagine other possibilities of what has happened in world history and try to ‘create’ their own history.
Ida Bagus Putu Purwa
Remembrance of Being
22 October – 11 December 2022 Tirtodipuran Link, Yogyakarta
Srisasanti Gallery also presents Remembrance of Being, a solo exhibition by Ida Bagus Putu Purwa. This exhibition showcases 12 latest artworks of Ida Bagus Putu Purwa which depict dreams, memories, and lamentations from things that have and will be forgotten in his everyday life. For him, painting is an experience that allows him to talk about and contemplate the constant changing in social and spiritual reality.
In the process of working on the works presented in Remembrance of Being, Ida Bagus Putu Purwa places the ﬁgures in his paintings randomly and spontaneously. However, these ﬁgures are not present without reason, some of them represent and perpetuate some Balinese culture and tradition that he experiences every day in his life.
Remembrance of Being is an opportunity to observe how humans are constantly attached to memory. Through the act of remembering, humans strive to retain and preserve certain memories through concrete details and abstract feelings.
Ida Bagus Putu Purwa (b.1976) is a Balinese contemporary artist. He portrays life through various subject matters such as humans, fauna, and ﬂora that express his feelings, emotions, and imaginations. His works are reﬂections of himself, both as an individual and social being that lives in the Balinese community, surrounded by its culture and traditions.
Using a combination of charcoal and oil paint, Ida Bagus Putu Purwa creates distinctive elements in his surrealist-decorative paintings. He has exhibited in various international art galleries and institutions in many major cities such as Tokyo, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Hong Kong.
Srisasanti Syndicate was founded by ST. Eddy Prakoso in 1994 as an art gallery with the aim to “Initiate Global Appreciation” by consistently supporting and showcasing exciting artists.
The gallery focuses its attention on the presentation of established artists and the development of emerging young artists through its in-house programs. Srisasanti Syndicate continuously participates in various international art fairs and initiates collaborative programs with partner galleries and institutions from around the world.
Srisasanti Syndicate also often holds various non-exhibition programs such as book publishing, artist residency, artist talks, and creative workshops
Both exhibitions will be open to the public from 22 October until 11 DecemThe opening reception was held on Friday, 21 October at 5 PM in Tirtodipuran Link, Yogyakarta.
A full-coloured catalogue with the exhibition essay in English will be available at the venue.