The Philippine Star

Imam Santos o’ s‘ Whispering Symphony’ at Galerie Stephanie


Imam Santoso — a 32-year-old Indonesian pop surrealist artist who got his fine art degree from the Indonesian Art Institute in Yogyakarta — mounts “Whispering Symphony” at Galerie Stephanie.

Santoso’s 12 acrylic on canvas paintings are accentuate­d by heavy, dark lines reminiscen­t of the strong Indonesian woodcut tradition. Its visual appeal has, in recent years, been adapted into painting.

All of the works feature a solitary figure, whose face we never see, situated in a vast landscape bordered by hills, mountains, and sometimes, lakes. The persistent motifs of domesticit­y and home hint to us that these paintings are of the inner landscape of Santoso’s being; where life is rendered in its daily complexiti­es and struggles, symbolized by the patterns and adornments which fill the pictorial plane; but which are rendered harmonious to the overall picture of the landscape.

“Whispering Symphony” will be on view from July 6 to 20 at Galerie Stephanie, 4/F East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyon­g City. For inquiries, call 940-5726 or email inquiry.galerieste­

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“Behind Flower” by Imam Santoso “Find A Beautiful Place” “Rainy Universe”
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