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Jakarta Post

The colors of a good cause

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 7 2010   /  08:47 am

“Just by seeing his artworks, I really feel that he loves Indonesia and Indonesian people — and that’s why I love Ken Pattern and his works in the first place,” said self-confessed art lover, Velichka Bellamy Kasim, on the opening night of the exhibition in Jakarta.Human greed: Ken Pattern shows his painting Eviction Notice, which reflects human greed in destroying rainforests for the sake of modernization, during the opening of his charity exhibition at the Grand Melia Hotel, Jakarta.Bellamy also had good reason to be enthusiastic: The paintings are up for sale, the proceeds of which will flow to various Indonesian charities. Having spent for more than two decades in Indonesia, the Canadian artist is giving back. Over recent years, Pattern has been working with the Canadian Women’s Association (CWA) to direct the proceeds of his art to a good cause. “Pattern has developed a ...