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Pintor Sirait on Indonesia, its myth and hopes

  • Erza S.T.

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 11 2010   /  09:48 am

In action: Pintor (second left) and friends examine one of the artist’s work in progress. Of the many Indonesian contemporary artists who have made it to the top, Pintor Sirait is considered as one of the few who has earned not only local recognition but also the respect of the international art community. Pintor, known for using metal in all of his sculptures, pulled a stunt recently at his Singapore “F1” exhibition by creating a life-size Formula One racing car covered in bullet holes. Controversial ? Maybe for some, but for Pintor, it’s his way of expressing his vision to the world. Not so long ago, I had the chance to meet him for the very first time at his eclectic residence in Sanur, Bali, to catch a glimpse of the new intriguing ongoing collection he is working on for a group exhibition in Berlin. Like many artists around the world, Pintor is also very much affected b...