Thursday, August 25, 2005

Curatorial Workshop with Malcolm Smith

Tomorrow i will participate a curatorial workshop with Malcolm Smith, a curator from Australia. This program is held by Asia Link in cooperation with Kelola Foundation. The workshop is gonna take place in The Village, Bogor, but all participant must arrive @ 12 pm in Kelola Foundation office in Jakarta tomorrow, and we'll go to The Village @ 3 pm from there. Actually i've never been know about the schedule in detail until now, but the workshop will be finished on September 1st, thats for sure.

Each participant has their own concept to discuss in the workshop, and mine is about an attempt to make a comprehensive discourse among painting and new media, especially in Indonesia. I feel its important because i'm considering about how this "contemporary" symtomp (new media art) should not be only become an antithesis that encounters painting, but i'm trying to analize the possibilities about how new media art could improve the existance of painting, or somehow stimulate it. I inspired by historical notes about how the invention of Camera Obscura stimulates the emerge of Abstract Painting.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

My other paintings





These are my other painting, all made with acrylic on canvas, actualy the recent painting are both which has a black colour backgruond. In my recent painting i try to not eliminate the narative aspect of my painting.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

my artworks



















These are my artworks, both are watercolour on paper. The concept of my artworks really inspired by "theory of representation". The thoughs spoken by Derrida, Hegel and Plato about how things exist in our world are very interesting for me. Essentialy, I've found that they theory could explained a broader context such as the distinction among "east and west" matters, that is why i used appropiated images which belong to east (China-avant garde artist) and west artist (rennaissance artist) in each of these paintings.
I finished these artworks last year, recently i have another two acrylic paintings done on last month, maybe i'll post them later. I would like to discuss about my concept with anyone who might be interested to elaborate it, as usual, question and comments are welcome at: ciptagupta@yahoo.com

PS: The displayed artworks have already collected by the owner of : "Koong Gallery", Jakarta

Thanks

Yogie