The Jakarta Post
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.
. . Rachel Gallery x Ruang Dua Sembilan present: . AS DELICIOUS AS MY FOREHEAD A Solo Exhibition by ARGYA DHYAKSA . Curated by Dwihandono Ahmad . Opening: 24 August 2019 5 PM - 8 PM Hosted by: Virginia Rusli & Samuel Mulia . Exhibition: 25 August - 15 September 2019 10 AM - 8 PM . Venue: RUANG DUA SEMBILAN Jl. Mandala Utara No. 29A Tomang, Jakarta Barat . For more info please contact: [email protected] . @argyadhyaksa @ruangduasembilan @don_ahmd . #art #artist #contemporaryarts #ceramics #indonesiaart
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.
“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)