A light switch is a common tool that we can find at home, in schools, offices and a plethora of other buildings. But for artists, a switch can be used as a medium to express themselves.
Last month, 208 artists from around the world displayed their switch-inspired works at the International Artswitch exhibition held in Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta.
In their talented hands, a tiny switch turns into a mini canvas with the help of a variety of materials, from paints, thread and fabrics, to wood, feathers and polyester resin.
Even Indonesia’s big-name artists, including Joko Pekik, Heri Dono, Nasirun, Bunga Jeruk and Erica, were able to maintain their distinctive character while working with switches. [yan]