PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY LUGANO
"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."