PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
Farhan  Siki

Farhan Siki

born in 1971 in Lamongan (Indonesia)

"I’m interested in creating juxtapositions between seemingly opposite concepts and images, showing that in the end they might not come from radically different places." FS

The Indonesian street artist Farhan Siki reflects about the Pop Culture of the 21st Century, exploring textual elements, collecting logos, brands, and symbols of mass culture, in order to prepare them on canvas, charging them with hyperbolic attributes and parody. The urban experience and the ever-increasing consumerist culture we encounter in our daily life, in his artworks crashed in a loud splash of color, satirizing (from the inside) the contemporary art system that became, for certain artists, a star system.

Born in 1971 in Lamongan (East Java), he studied Painting at Studio Seni Rupa UKM Kesenian, a Student Art Organization, before graduating from the Historiography Department of the Faculty of Cultural Science of Jember State University (East Java). Farhan Siki has won the 2010 International Painting Competition “Jakarta Art Award" and has been one of the five winners of Indonesian “ITC Wall Painting Competition”. 

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2016
Trace, Banca Generali, Milan, IT

2015
Allegory, Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano, CH

2013
Iconology, Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano, CH 

2012
Farhan Siki Solo Show, Asia One, Art Hong Kong 2012, HK

2011 
Implosion: imperfect signs, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, IT

2010 
294cans/9999brands/@ll items!, Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, ID

2008 
Breaking the Wall, Koong Gallery, Jakarta, ID

2007 
Urban Ruptures, Biasa Art Space, Bali, ID

2003 
Animalscriba,Via Via Café, Yogyakarta, ID

2002
The Yellow Project, Gramedia-Merdeka,  Bandung, ID

2001
Mural for Yu Ring, Public Gallery of Apotik Komik, Yogyakarta, ID

2000
Trash Story”, Waste Bins Comic Project, Jakarta, ID

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2015
Rayuan:1 100 Years of Basoeki Abdullah, National Museum, Jakarta, ID

Pulsar 2015: Encontro de Arte, Cultura e Sustentabilidade, Minas Gerais, BR

2014
Neo Iconoclasts, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, ID
Punk Milk’s Autograff, The Epsy Hotel St Kilda, Melbourne, AU

2013 
Crossing Contemporary Cultures, MiFA, Melbourne, AU

2012
Legends of Jogja, Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano, CH

2011
Indonesian Eye: Fantasies and realities, Saatchi Gallery, London, GB 
Sin City, National Gallery, Jakarta, ID
Motion and Reflection, Indonesia Art Motoring I, National Gallery, Jakarta, ID
The Alleys of a City Named Jogya, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, IT

2010 
Reflection of Megacities, jakarta Art Awad, North Space PSA, Jakarta, ID
BMW Art and Sustainability, Nazaart Art Jakarta, Pacific Place, Jakarta, ID
Manifesto: Percakapan Masa, National Gallery, Jakarta, ID

2009 
Biennale Jogjia X, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, ID 
Common Sense, National Gallery, Jakarta, ID
Menilik Akar, Nusantara Visual Art Exhibition, National Gallery, Jakarta, ID

Farhan  Siki - Once upon a time in school of Athens
Once upon a time in school of Athens
2018
Spray paint on canvas
180 x 200 cm
Farhan Siki - Once upon a time in school of Athens
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - 180 x 200 cm
Farhan  Siki - History of the Fall
History of the Fall
2018
spray paint on canvas
200 x 180 cm
Farhan Siki - History of the Fall
2018 - spray paint on canvas - 200 x 180 cm
Farhan  Siki - David on the Race
David on the Race
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 200 x 145
Farhan Siki - David on the Race
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 200 x 145
Farhan  Siki - Market review on School of Athens
Market review on School of Athens
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 180 x 200
Farhan Siki - Market review on School of Athens
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 180 x 200
Farhan  Siki - The Spring Constable
The Spring Constable
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 145 x 200
Farhan Siki - The Spring Constable
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 145 x 200
Farhan  Siki - 3x2 on Kruger
3x2 on Kruger
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 115 x 115
Farhan Siki - 3x2 on Kruger
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 115 x 115
Farhan  Siki - Untitled crowd
Untitled crowd
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 115 x 115
Farhan Siki - Untitled crowd
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 115 x 115
Farhan  Siki - R. Mutt, Dirty
R. Mutt, Dirty
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 115 x 115
Farhan Siki - R. Mutt, Dirty
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 115 x 115
Farhan  Siki - Splashing Mao No.2
Splashing Mao No.2
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 86,5 x 76,5
Farhan Siki - Splashing Mao No.2
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 86,5 x 76,5
Farhan  Siki - Splashing Marylin No.2
Splashing Marylin No.2
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 86,5 x 76,5
Farhan Siki - Splashing Marylin No.2
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 86,5 x 76,5
Farhan  Siki - Splashing Beuys No.2
Splashing Beuys No.2
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 86,5 x 76,5
Farhan Siki - Splashing Beuys No.2
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 86,5 x 76,5
Farhan  Siki - Constable series
Constable series
2018
Spray paint on canvas
180 x 200 cm
Farhan Siki - Constable series
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - 180 x 200 cm
Farhan  Siki - Past was Served
Past was Served
2018
Spray paint on canvas
135 x 135 cm
Farhan Siki - Past was Served
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - 135 x 135 cm
Farhan  Siki - Marshmallow Hysteria
Marshmallow Hysteria
2018
Spray paint on canvas
115 x 115 cm
Farhan Siki - Marshmallow Hysteria
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - 115 x 115 cm
Farhan  Siki - A & E Now #3
A & E Now #3
2015
spraypaint on canvas
170 x 145 cm
Farhan Siki - A & E Now #3
2015 - spraypaint on canvas - 170 x 145 cm
Farhan  Siki - Dirty Last Supper
Dirty Last Supper
2015
Spraypaint on canvas
130 x 200 cm
Farhan Siki - Dirty Last Supper
2015 - Spraypaint on canvas - 130 x 200 cm
Farhan  Siki - Meet the Vitalii
Meet the Vitalii
2015
Spraypaint on canvas
170 x 140 cm
Farhan Siki - Meet the Vitalii
2015 - Spraypaint on canvas - 170 x 140 cm
Farhan  Siki - Big Question
Big Question
2015
Farhan Siki - Big Question-Rain in the Constable's field - Svizzera ( de Clerk)
200 x 200 cm
Farhan Siki - Big Question
2015 - Farhan Siki - Big Question-Rain in the Constable's field - Svizzera ( de Clerk) - 200 x 200 cm
Farhan  Siki - Judith and holofernes
Judith and holofernes
2015
Spraypaint on canvas
145 x 170 cm
Farhan Siki - Judith and holofernes
2015 - Spraypaint on canvas - 145 x 170 cm
Farhan  Siki - Rain in the constable
Rain in the constable's field
2015
alkyd enamel, spray paint on canvas
200 x 230 cm
Farhan Siki - Rain in the constable's field
2015 - alkyd enamel, spray paint on canvas - 200 x 230 cm
Farhan  Siki - Not tragic Marat
Not tragic Marat
2014
Spraypaint on canvas
170 x 145 cm
Farhan Siki - Not tragic Marat
2014 - Spraypaint on canvas - 170 x 145 cm
Farhan  Siki - Body and Shop
Body and Shop
2011
Spray paint on canvas
135 x 122 cm
Farhan Siki - Body and Shop
2011 - Spray paint on canvas - 135 x 122 cm