PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

Indonesian Identities

Farhan Siki / S.Dwi Stya Acong, Bestrizal Besta

15 November - 31 December 2018

Indonesian Identities

INDONESIAN IDENTITIES

FARHAN SIKI, BESTA BESTRIZAL AND S.DWI STYA ACONG

 

Primo Marella Gallery is pleased to present Indonesian Identities, a new project featuring three artists whose practice is now polarizing the attention of the vibrant Indonesian contemporary art community: Farhan Siki, Besta Bestrizal and S. Dwi Stya Acong. The exhibition lands after seven years from The Alleys of a City named Jogya when eleven Javanese street artists were selected by curator Jim Supangkat to be brought at the attention of a new enthusiastic public in Europe.

 

Farhan Siki (1971, Lamongan) draws inspirations from the most recognizable and famous visual icons in the history of Western art, from The Last Supper to The Vitruvian Man by Leonardo, from Michelangelo’s Adamo and Eva to Bauhaus experiences, reediting them with a truly contemporary technique and awareness. He reflects about the Pop Culture of the XXI Century, exploring textual elements, collecting logos, brands, and symbols of mass culture, charging them with hyperbolic attributes and parody. The urban life and the ever-increasing consumerist culture we daily encounter are crashed in a loud splash of colours, satirizing (from the inside) the contemporary art system and its distortions.

 

S. Dwi Stya Acong (1977, Malang, East Java) captures the light in a way that it is reminiscent of the repertoire of the French Impressionists. Through his short, unblended brushstrokes, he achieves an effect of intense colour vibrations. This makes further apparent the rupture between time and space, which is the recurring theme of his works. Anonymous wandering men always seem unsettled within the luxuriant hues of the paintings, yet they also make Acong's compositions particularly haunting and unforgettable. As S.Dwi Stya Acong renders absurd situations with stunning ease, he presents us with a fresh interpretation of Surrealist art.

 

Bestrizal Besta (1973, Padang, West Sumatra) lived in Pekanbaru before settling in the city of Yogyakarta, where he continues to hone his surrealistic drawings. Besta’s work is easily identifiable by hieratic stages, monochromatic palette enriched with hints of bright colours and intricate details. His paintings have been exhibited in many group and solo shows in Southeast Asia and enjoyed great sales and popularity at pivotal auctions such as Christie’s Hong Kong.

Inspiration Room No.4

S.Dwi Stya Acong

Inspiration Room No.4
2014
Oil on canvas
cm 119 x 99

Inspiration Room No.4
2014 - Oil on canvas - cm 119 x 99

One Destination No.7

S.Dwi Stya Acong

One Destination No.7
2015
Acrylic on canvas
cm 119 x 99,5

One Destination No.7
2015 - Acrylic on canvas - cm 119 x 99,5

Farmer

S.Dwi Stya Acong

Farmer
2016
Oil on canvas
cm 180 x 180

Farmer
2016 - Oil on canvas - cm 180 x 180

Berkaca Pada Genangan

S.Dwi Stya Acong

Berkaca Pada Genangan
2016
Oil on canvas
cm 120 x 180

Berkaca Pada Genangan
2016 - Oil on canvas - cm 120 x 180

Untitled

S.Dwi Stya Acong

Untitled
2016
Acrylic on canvas
cm 119 x 99,5

Untitled
2016 - Acrylic on canvas - cm 119 x 99,5

Untitled

S.Dwi Stya Acong

Untitled
2017
Acrylic on canvas
cm 179 x 298

Untitled
2017 - Acrylic on canvas - cm 179 x 298

Kekuatan (strength)

Bestrizal Besta

Kekuatan (strength)
2018
Charcoal and acrylic on canvas
cm 200 x 200

Kekuatan (strength)
2018 - Charcoal and acrylic on canvas - cm 200 x 200

Sky Is The Limit

Bestrizal Besta

Sky Is The Limit
2018
Charcoal and acrylic on canvas
cm 200 x 200

Sky Is The Limit
2018 - Charcoal and acrylic on canvas - cm 200 x 200

Rainbow man

S.Dwi Stya Acong

Rainbow man
2018
Acrylic on canvas
cm 179 x 178 x 4,5

Rainbow man
2018 - Acrylic on canvas - cm 179 x 178 x 4,5

Untitled

S.Dwi Stya Acong

Untitled
2018
Acrylic on canvas
cm 179 x 178 x 4,5

Untitled
2018 - Acrylic on canvas - cm 179 x 178 x 4,5

David on the Race

Farhan Siki

David on the Race
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 200 x 145

David on the Race
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 200 x 145

Market review on School of Athens

Farhan Siki

Market review on School of Athens
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 180 x 200

Market review on School of Athens
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 180 x 200

The Grayscale Constable

Farhan Siki

The Grayscale Constable
2018
Spray paint on canvas
Cm 180 x 200

The Grayscale Constable
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - Cm 180 x 200

The Spring Constable

Farhan Siki

The Spring Constable
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 145 x 200

The Spring Constable
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 145 x 200

3x2 on Kruger

Farhan Siki

3x2 on Kruger
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 115 x 115

3x2 on Kruger
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 115 x 115

Untitled crowd

Farhan Siki

Untitled crowd
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 115 x 115

Untitled crowd
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 115 x 115

R. Mutt, Dirty

Farhan Siki

R. Mutt, Dirty
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 115 x 115

R. Mutt, Dirty
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 115 x 115

Splashing Mao No.2

Farhan Siki

Splashing Mao No.2
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 86,5 x 76,5

Splashing Mao No.2
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 86,5 x 76,5

Splashing Marylin No.2

Farhan Siki

Splashing Marylin No.2
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 86,5 x 76,5

Splashing Marylin No.2
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 86,5 x 76,5

Splashing Beuys No.2

Farhan Siki

Splashing Beuys No.2
2018
Spray paint on canvas
cm 86,5 x 76,5

Splashing Beuys No.2
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - cm 86,5 x 76,5