Bandung-based artists Yogie A Ginanjar and Erwin Windu Pranata displayed their work at Interlude Exhibition held at Pullman Jakarta Central Park. Their work depicts distinctive creations of contemporary movements.

Installed at the hotel’s ground floor, INTERLUDE art exhibition by Pullman Jakarta Central Park is open to the public until 24 November. Photo courtesy of Pullman Jakarta Central Park/NOW!JAKARTA

The hotel’s annual ARTNIGHT event recently hosted its sixth edition, marked with a commemoration of hotel group Accor’s 25th anniversary of operations in Indonesia. The artists’s work —in the form of sculptures, wall installations and semi abstract paintings— are on display until 24 November.

Curated by Axel Ridzky, a total of 15 pieces of works manifest the chronological process of how both artists express their perception of socio-cultural changes through various media. “Interlude is the result of their labour, a form of transition process between their comfort zones and changes they found,” Ridzky said.

Often using toys as reference for ideas, Pranata’s artworks have a pop culture focus while Ginanjar’s works symbolise his views of sociopolitical conditions and religious discourse.

The Stolen Strokes by Erwin Windu Pranata, 2018, an Iron sheet and Polyurethane paint.
Wall installation "The Stolen Lines #3" (left) and "Personal Space of Sam" (right) by Erwin Windu Pranata.

Pranata’s wall installations are an appreciative adaptation of graffiti images, translated to its work series “The Stolen Lines”. He also created non-traditional installations in the form of coloured capsules with a face in the middle of it as a depiction of different persona on social media. A sculpture, “A Journey in Mono” , made of sheet iron and polyurethane paint, is also inspired by digital phenomenon that figures route of Global Positioning System (GPS).

Meanwhile, Ginanjar’s semi-abstract painting uses colours and mixed media on canvas. He illustrates his anxiety in response to today’s world. Ginanjar mimics common reality with different compositions, lines, colours, shapes, and brush strokes. His paintings include “Equalization”, “Equilibrium”, “Time”, “DayDream”, “Love Explosion”, “Pray”, and “Desire”.

Rhys Challenger, General Manager of Pullman Jakarta Central Park noted that INTERLUDE is an example of the result of the hotel’s commitment to support contemporary art that falls under the hotel’s existing art collection. “The event is our way of showing support to the emerging local artists and have them showcase their artwork to a wider audience,” Challenger said.

Time by  Yogie A Ginanjar, 2018,  80 x 150 cm, oil and arcrylic on canvas.
Desire by Yogie A Ginanjar, 2018, 4 x 20 cm, oil on canvas.

Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Indonesia,Malaysia and Singapore said that the exhibition is aimed to give a recognition to local artists in the country which has also been part of Hotel Pullman’s identity. The hotel has held a number of art exhibitions over the years as part of its brand initiative to bring cultural pieces to its communal spaces.

Installed at the hotel’s ground floor, INTERLUDE art exhibition by Pullman Jakarta Central Park is open to the public until 24 November.

All artworks displayed are also available for purchase.

Rintang Azhar

Rintang Azhar

Rintang is a previous staff writer for NOW! with experience in hard news and lifestyle journalism. He specialises in art, design, culture, fashion, environmental, and urban issues.