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From Pure Evil to ‘kawaii’: Four solo art exhibitions in one place

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Wed, September 4, 2019  /  02:39 pm
From Pure Evil to ‘kawaii’: Four solo art exhibitions in one place

Pure Evil's 'I Dream of Mega Marilyn'. (JP/Josa Lukman)

Depictions of the human body coexist in harmony with vibrant colors and organic curvatures juxtaposed with bold swatches of vividness. The subjects' facial expressions are obscured, yet their bodies are as expressive as the brightest smile. These paintings are part of English artist Noël St. John Harnden’s latest solo exhibition, "Transformation: Through the Veil", held at Art:1 gallery in Central Jakarta. The Brooklyn-based Harnden said the concept behind the series of paintings was about “bright colors, form and line”. “With it being in Indonesia, I thought about using very bright, vivid colors, and sort of combining that with the linear form of the body while also trying to create an interaction between the figure and the background,” he told The Jakarta Post. Body language: In his solo exhibition, Noël St. John Harnden exp...