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Argya Dhyaksa to challenge perfectionism in solo exhibition

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, August 23, 2019  /  11:00 am
Argya Dhyaksa to challenge perfectionism in solo exhibition

Ceramic art by Argya Dhyaksa. (Rachel Gallery/File)

Ceramic artist Argya Dhyaksa is set to hold a solo exhibition titled “As Delicious As My Forehead – An Argya Dhyaksa Solo Exhibition” at Ruang Dua Sembilan in Tomang, West Jakarta, from Aug. 24 to Sept. 15.

A graduate of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Argya has exhibited his works in various events, including the Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale at the National Gallery of Indonesia, Langgeng Art Foundation in Yogyakarta and Art Central Hong Kong.

For the upcoming exhibition, held in collaboration with Ruang Dua Sembilan and Rachel Gallery, Argya will showcase his response to social media addiction and the obsession to look perfect.

Curator Dwihandono Ahmad said in a statement that Argya’s ceramic works showcased irregular, uneven and imbalance characteristics with hints of refinement.

Dwihandono said that based on the shapes of Argya’s works, the artist aimed to show that art is not about creating a perfect form.

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“If there’s an idea of perfection, Argya thinks that the idea will be different from the usual characteristics of perfection that we know of,” wrote Dwihandono.

“If we look at the ceramic-making process, Argya’s attitudes as an artist are in line with the idea of imperfection,” he said.

Dwihandono explained that it’s common to see the colors and shapes of ceramic works differ from the original design.

“The product could even break when it goes through the firing process,” he said.

For Argya, when the results are different from expectations, they can always be accepted and improved. (jes/wng)