For art’s sake
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.
bottom: The Waves by M reggie; Night Sparks by Dadan setiawan.