For art’s sake

Harper's Bazaar Art (Indonesia) - - What’s On Baj -

It was started from Mon Decor Gallery which was es­tab­lished on 1983, and it then changed its name to Art:1 about five years ago. Nowa­days, Art:1 has com­plete fa­cil­i­ties such as a mu­seum, gal­leries, and an in­sti­tu­tion. It be­comes one of the gal­leries which con­stantly dis­play the works of young artists, two of which are the works of M. Reg­gie Aquara and Dadan Se­ti­awan.

Liv­ing and work­ing in Ban­dung, Reg­gie went to the Fac­ulty of Art and De­sign at Ban­dung In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (ITB). Since 2002, Reg­gie has been ac­tively dis­play­ing his works in group in sev­eral events such as Bazaar Art Jakarta 2015 and the up­com­ing Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016, Art­mo­ments in Jogja Na­tional Mu­seum, Fab­u­lous Façade in The Na­tional Por­trait Gallery, Can­berra, and S Bin Art Plus in Sin­ga­pore. Whereas, his first solo ex­hi­bi­tion en­ti­tled Rorschach and Roll was held in Gallery Rachel, Jakarta about four years ago. He was play­ing with imag­i­na­tion and Rorschach tech­nique to his 12 paint­ings just then. In Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016, Reg­gie will be rep­re­sented by Art:1, show­ing his works which are cre­ated from his ex­plo­ration on liv­ing ob­jects with flow­ers, ex­pect­ing a pro­found po­et­i­cal works on artis­tic tech­niques.

Sim­i­lar to Reg­gie, Dadan who is seven years younger than Reg­gie, also grad­u­ated from the Fac­ulty of Art and De­sign ITB. Dadan has pre­sented his solo ex­hi­bi­tion twice through­out his ca­reer, that were Grass­cape at Art­nivora Gallery Jakarta and Crit­i­cal Gauge at D’ga­lerie Jakarta. His staged works, which por­tray paint­ings that look like a pix­e­lated land­scape pho­to­graph, give him a dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter­is­tic. Dadan has of­ten been par­tic­i­pat­ing is some pres­ti­gious ex­hi­bi­tions in Jakarta, Ban­dung, Bali, Sin­ga­pore, and Seoul. Apart from that, he also achieved nu­mer­ous hon­ors as one of the 30 best artists in a com­pe­ti­tion in West Java, and be­came one of the fi­nal­ists of Gu­dang Garam In­done­sia Art Award in 2013 for in­stance. He will also take part in BAJ 2016, bring­ing his works that are go­ing to take the con­nois­seurs into a deep vis­ual con­tem­pla­tion. A city land­scape such as trees, streets, and build­ings are still his vis­ual play­things.

the com­mit­ment of art gal­leries as mem­bers of agsi (In­done­sian as­so­ci­a­tion of art Gal­leries) in en­hanc­ing In­done­sian fine arts is re­al­ized by pro­mot­ing

a num­ber of artists.

Above and

bot­tom: The Waves by M reg­gie; Night Sparks by Dadan se­ti­awan.

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