Art Fair

Art Jakarta 2015


    August 27, 2015 – August 30, 2015

    The Ritz-Carlton, Pacific Plaza


    Bazaar Art Jakarta 2015 will see the debut of artist Ashley
    Bickerton’s latest sculpture work. For the past two years, his
    Junk Anthropologies painting series depicting silver-coated
    Balinese women has been a major talking point in the South
    East Asian contemporary art scene. Bickerton, the prodigal son
    of New York’s East Village, focuses his subject matter primarily
    on global pop culture and sharp juxtapositions of Eastern and
    Western art aesthetics. Now, for the first time, one of his iconic
    Balinese women will be shown as a full life-sized aluminum
    sculpture titled Wahine-Pa’ina, intricately crafted by the artist
    with a team of local artisans at the Yogya Art Lab (YAL).

    Bickerton is a unique presence in Contemporary Art today.
    There are very few Americans of his generation that are living
    out of America and contributing to the dialogue of geopolitics
    and aesthetic ideals. The sculpture figure is goddess-like,
    reminiscent of classical Western ideals however Wahine-Pa’ina
    accentuates the Polynesian aesthetic instead.

    The artist idolizes the form and essence of the East Asian
    woman through his own artistic lens, where the perfected
    female body is simultaneously demure, aggressive and
    undeniably beautiful. The sculpture stands at over two meters,
    with a bold smile painted on her lips in the style of pop-art to
    entice viewers. This unique work is the response of the
    American artist from over twenty years of admiring the
    aesthetics of beauty written into the culture of the East, cleverly
    rendering his opinion on the state of global pop art and its
    western-dominated aesthetics: a perspective rarely seen
    elsewhere in the contemporary art world.

    Wahine-Pa’ina will debut from 27 – 30 August 2015 at Bazaar Art
    Jakarta, which will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom in Pacific

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