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Jakarta Post

Painting his world, his way

  • Munarsih Sahana


Yogyakarta   /   Thu, February 7 2013   /  12:48 pm

Artist: Sabar Subadri works on a painting in Yogyakarta in this undated photo. Munarsih Sahana“I was left behind by my hands,” Sabar Subadri wrote in the catalogue of his current solo painting exhibition Natura Esoterika at the Jogja Gallery in Yogyakarta.

“Life without hands does not bother me. Just like a son of a gecko who does not mind crawling on the wall and is not jealous of a kitten proudly walking on his four feet,” wrote Sabar about his life with disability.

The 34-year-old artist uses his feet to paint, as he was born without hands.

Visitors to the exhibition do not stop only to admire the beauty of nature portrayed in the man’s works, but should understand the consequences of what is depicted, he said. That’s why, he added, he is presenting almost every
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