The Jakarta Post
'Sincare' by Surakarta-based artist Chairol Imam. (JP/Jessicha Valentina)
Art space 2Madison Gallery in Kemang, South Jakarta, showcases works of numerous Indonesian artists in a new exhibition.
The artworks by Soni Irawan (Yogyakarta), Imeldaams (Cilegon, Banten); Chairol Imam (Surakarta, Central Java), Dina Adelya (Jambi), Esa Apriansyah (Bandung, West Java) as well as Ruth Marbun, Hana Madness and Lala Bohang (Jakarta) will be on display until March 3.
In addition to the aforementioned artists, the gallery has also collaborated on fashion pieces with Robert Olga from Surakarta and DGTMB, a brand established by renowned artist Eko Nugroho from Yogyakarta.
Themed “Seventh Earth: Art & Fashion Exploration”, the artists share their takes on seventh earth, a concept by the gallery depicting an imaginative world in which residents of diverse backgrounds live in harmony with one another. The colorful selection of artworks exhibited at the gallery includes Pulang ke Rumah (Homecoming) by Dina Adelya and Sincare by Chairol Imam.
The former was made from various fabrics, yarn and sequins. During the exhibition’s opening event, Dina said the handmade work featured Jambi culture, adding that her parents who worked as tailors had introduced her to playing with fabrics when she was a child.
Meanwhile, Sincare shows Chairol’s interpretation of one's self as the happiest place. For the exhibition, Chairol produced a total of four artworks, each featuring a colorful and childlike spirit.
2Madison Gallery designer, creator and owner Maggie Hutauruk Eddy noted that many of the participating artists came from outside Jakarta.
“They’re among the best in their areas,” said Maggie, saying that she looked for artists that had similar aspirations.
Maggie considered these artists capable of competing with those [showing their works] overseas, though they had yet to get the opportunity.
“In my eyes, they’re very talented. They deserve our attention and appreciation,” she said. (wng)
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