Art Fair

Art Jakarta Gardens 2024


    Gajah Gallery is please to announce our participation in Art Jakarta Gardens 2024, which will take place from 23 to 28 April in the lush surroundings of Hutan Kota by Plataran, Jakarta. For the third edition of Art Jakarta Gardens, the Gallery will present a curated collection of artworks by distinguished artists from across generations and regions. Each artist offers a distinct perspective on the intricacies of identity, artistic expression, and mediums, traversing themes of identity, culture, and the human experience while also addressing contemporary concerns. 

    One of Singapore’s veteran sculptors, Han Sai Por (b. 1943, Singapore), continues her explorations of the elegant and sensuous shapes found in the natural world, which are often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of city living. Her sculpture, Microorganism Series 8, made in collaboration with the Yogya Art Lab (YAL), exudes a tranquil, meditative mood, imploring viewers to contemplate the importance of even the most minute objects of nature and to luxuriate in their quiet beauty.

    Jemana Murti (b. 1997, Indonesia) delves into the intricate relationship between humans and their traditions. His works pay tribute to the shifting cultural identity of present-day Bali. Murti is concerned with how Balinese families are grappling with the decision to sell ancestral heirlooms and artefacts to survive. In light of these concerns, his works interrogate issues surrounding cultural preservation in today’s rapidly changing world. They reveal a glimpse of a bleak alternate future – what Bali may look like when technology increasingly eradicates traditional culture. 

    Uji “Hahan” Handoko Eko Saputro (b. 1983, Indonesia) creates a sense of movement and spontaneity in what can be described as a topsy-turvy reality steeped in satire. In recent years, Hahan has attempted to display art that emphasizes interaction with visitors and relates to the development of art in society and across the globe. Grounding his interest in the realms of value, time and speculation, Hahan lays his nonpareil craft by employing a metaphor full of satirical humour. He would then elucidate the mapping of production or consumption in the cutting-edge art market, packing its gleaming ironies with an alluring spirit of artistic exploration.

    Rosit Mulyadi (b. 1988, Indonesia) employs figuration, appropriation, and classical painting techniques to examine distinctly contemporary and sometimes ironic social realities in the context of his locale. By distorting and obscuring Old Master’s works in art history with paint and text, he references the internet ‘remix culture’ that is ubiquitous in our everyday virtual communication. 

    Yunizar (b.1971, Indonesia) is renowned for his raw paintings that capture the psyche of ordinary, alienated people and the emotional force of vernacular language. Prominently displayed in this presentation are both his paintings and bronze sculptures. Signature subjects among his artworks are surreal, primordial creatures that provoke both fear and awe, blurring the line between the earthly and ethereal.

    Also featured at the gallery’s booth will be: Dini Nur Aghnia, Erizal As, Fika Ria Santika, Ibrahim, Kayleigh Goh, OGGZGOY, Ridho Rizki, and Yusra Martunus.

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