PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

Rangga Aputra. The colors of the iris

28 January - 13 March 2021

PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY LUGANO

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"I work as if I was remembering and writing random memories as a form of gradual self-digging. Memories of the past become personal things to dig deeper, and are then sorted and gathered into the artwork.

I have created 2 series of artworks in the past 3 years.

The first series is “Catatan Tekstur” (“Record of texture”) which concerns artworks connected to memo- ries of the past. These artworks try to reveal layers of memories about things from the past that really imprint on our mind and subconscious, interpreting the background layers as the past. On the other hand, the outer layer represents the present, with lines shaping visuals and letters spontaneously.The texture etchings are instead seen as a past that cannot be completely dismantled. Memoriesremain in the present. However, it’s impossible to remember all the past and to scratch the entire the surface, because it quickly dries, and cannot be modified, like time, which cannot turn back andcannot be changed.

The second series is “Bias Cahaya” (“Record of Refraction”).
Exploring memories in the experimental area and remembering when the pupils of the eyes enlar- ge while seeing the sunlight. Being in a dark room after staring at the sun causes our eyes to give rise to imaginary colors and irregular lines due to ocular diaphragm (the iris). It seems to be among the fireflies.
Artworks created by undefined blocks of color and absurd shapes, superimposed on each other, are an effort to remember this condition, and to express spontaneous and common objects so that their existence is appreciated."

Rangga Aputra

Apples

Rangga Aputra

Apples
2020
Acrylic bitumen carpaint on canvas
150 × 150 cm

Apples
2020 - Acrylic bitumen carpaint on canvas - 150 × 150 cm

Bertebaran

Rangga Aputra

Bertebaran
2020
Acrylic bitumen on canvas
180 × 150 cm

Bertebaran
2020 - Acrylic bitumen on canvas - 180 × 150 cm

Convergence

Rangga Aputra

Convergence
2020
Oil acrylic on canvas
150 × 150 cm

Convergence
2020 - Oil acrylic on canvas - 150 × 150 cm

Convergence no.2

Rangga Aputra

Convergence no.2
2020
Oil acrylic on canvas
150 × 150 cm

Convergence no.2
2020 - Oil acrylic on canvas - 150 × 150 cm

From the void

Rangga Aputra

From the void
2020
Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
200 × 180 cm

From the void
2020 - Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas - 200 × 180 cm

Lost in thought

Rangga Aputra

Lost in thought
2020
Oil acrylic on canvas
150 × 170 cm

Lost in thought
2020 - Oil acrylic on canvas - 150 × 170 cm

Nocturnal

Rangga Aputra

Nocturnal
2020
Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
130 × 150 cm

Nocturnal
2020 - Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas - 130 × 150 cm

Beyond words

Rangga Aputra

Beyond words
2020
Acrylic bitumen on canvas
200 × 180 cm

Beyond words
2020 - Acrylic bitumen on canvas - 200 × 180 cm