1 until 31 October 2012
Galeri Chandan @ Publika

Hirzaq Harris. Mencari Yang Halal Itu Fardhu. Mixed media on canvas. 174 x 154cm. 2012

Hirzaq Harris. Mencari Yang Halal Itu Fardhu. Mixed media on canvas. 174 x 154cm. 2012

Imam Santoso, Mulyo Gunarso & Shahrul Hisham. Buai Tinggi Melepasi Bingkai. Mixed media on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012

Imam Santoso, Mulyo Gunarso & Shahrul Hisham. Buai Tinggi Melepasi Bingkai. Mixed media on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012

Imam Santoso. Antrian Kebahagiaan. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012

Imam Santoso. Antrian Kebahagiaan. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012

Imam Santoso. Maybe You Can't Come Back Again. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012

Imam Santoso. Maybe You Can't Come Back Again. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012

Imam Santoso. Silent Fun Fair I. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 150cm. 2012

Imam Santoso. Silent Fun Fair I. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 150cm. 2012

Imam Santoso. Silent Fun Fair II. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 150cm. 2012

Imam Santoso. Silent Fun Fair II. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 150cm. 2012

Imam Santoso. Teruslah Berputar Di Dalam Komedi. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012

Imam Santoso. Teruslah Berputar Di Dalam Komedi. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012

Imam Santoso. Waiting For Me. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 110cm (3 panels). 2012

Imam Santoso. Waiting For Me. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 110cm (3 panels). 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. 2 Wajah. Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 200cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. 2 Wajah. Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 200cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Berpondasi Tak Berakar. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 130cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Berpondasi Tak Berakar. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 130cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Green Limit. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Green Limit. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Harapan Duniaku. Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 200cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Harapan Duniaku. Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 200cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Impian Sarang. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Impian Sarang. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Sejengkal Harapan. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Sejengkal Harapan. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Ujung Berujung. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Ujung Berujung. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Yang Terbakar. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012

Mulyo Gunarso. Yang Terbakar. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012

Shahrul Hisham. Beauty Mickey Is Dead In The Dark (After Agus Suwage). Graphite on paper. 65 x 90cm. 2012

Shahrul Hisham. Beauty Mickey Is Dead In The Dark (After Agus Suwage). Graphite on paper. 65 x 90cm. 2012

Shahrul Hisham. Bukan Malu Memandang Muka, Malu Hamba Di Dalam Hati. Mixed media on paper. 106 x 96cm. 2012

Shahrul Hisham. Bukan Malu Memandang Muka, Malu Hamba Di Dalam Hati. Mixed media on paper. 106 x 96cm. 2012

Shahrul Hisham. Cerita Mergastua. Indian ink, watercolor & tea on paper. 29.7 x 21cm (7  series). 2011-12

Shahrul Hisham. Cerita Mergastua. Indian ink, watercolor & tea on paper. 29.7 x 21cm (7 series). 2011-12

Shahrul Hisham. Dari Semanta Pura Dan Mengelilingi Dunia. Mixed media on paper. 126 x 88cm. 2012

Shahrul Hisham. Dari Semanta Pura Dan Mengelilingi Dunia. Mixed media on paper. 126 x 88cm. 2012

Shahrul Hisham. Dari Semanta Pura Ke Jalan Laut Yang Terhebat. Mixed media on McDonald dinner box. Variable dimension. 2012

Shahrul Hisham. Dari Semanta Pura Ke Jalan Laut Yang Terhebat. Mixed media on McDonald dinner box. Variable dimension. 2012

Shahrul Hisham. Menakung Hujan Di Kembangan Kelambu. Drawing installation with animated projection on cotton cloth. 2012

Shahrul Hisham. Menakung Hujan Di Kembangan Kelambu. Drawing installation with animated projection on cotton cloth. 2012

Anisa Abdullah. Coffee Break. Collage on canvas. 181.5 x 121cm. 2012

Anisa Abdullah. Coffee Break. Collage on canvas. 181.5 x 121cm. 2012

Anisa Abdullah. Railway Dreams. Collage & acrylic on canvas. 305 x 120cm (2 panels). 2012

Anisa Abdullah. Railway Dreams. Collage & acrylic on canvas. 305 x 120cm (2 panels). 2012

Anisa Abdullah. Side Walk. Mixed media. 140 x 74 x 35cm. 2012

Anisa Abdullah. Side Walk. Mixed media. 140 x 74 x 35cm. 2012

Anisa Abdullah. Suatu Ketika. Mixed media. 140 x 95 x 25cm. 2012

Anisa Abdullah. Suatu Ketika. Mixed media. 140 x 95 x 25cm. 2012

Hirzaq Harris. Apa Guna Jika Berbeda Dari Yang Biasa Jika Masih Di Dalam Kelompok Yang Hina. Mixed media on canvas. 155 x 344cm. 2012

Hirzaq Harris. Apa Guna Jika Berbeda Dari Yang Biasa Jika Masih Di Dalam Kelompok Yang Hina. Mixed media on canvas. 155 x 344cm. 2012

Hirzaq Harris. Garuda Perang. Mixed media on canvas. 260 x 93cm. 2012

Hirzaq Harris. Garuda Perang. Mixed media on canvas. 260 x 93cm. 2012

Hirzaq Harris. Khilaf Yang Tidak Didasari. Mixed media on canvas. 158 x 53 x 78cm. 2012

Hirzaq Harris. Khilaf Yang Tidak Didasari. Mixed media on canvas. 158 x 53 x 78cm. 2012

Hirzaq Harris. Mencari Yang Halal Itu Fardhu. Mixed media on canvas. 174 x 154cm. 2012Imam Santoso, Mulyo Gunarso & Shahrul Hisham. Buai Tinggi Melepasi Bingkai. Mixed media on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012Imam Santoso. Antrian Kebahagiaan. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012Imam Santoso. Maybe You Can't Come Back Again. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012Imam Santoso. Silent Fun Fair I. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 150cm. 2012Imam Santoso. Silent Fun Fair II. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 150cm. 2012Imam Santoso. Teruslah Berputar Di Dalam Komedi. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 200cm. 2012Imam Santoso. Waiting For Me. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 110cm (3 panels). 2012Mulyo Gunarso. 2 Wajah. Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 200cm. 2012Mulyo Gunarso. Berpondasi Tak Berakar. Acrylic on canvas. 150 x 130cm. 2012Mulyo Gunarso. Green Limit. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012Mulyo Gunarso. Harapan Duniaku. Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 200cm. 2012Mulyo Gunarso. Impian Sarang. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012Mulyo Gunarso. Sejengkal Harapan. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012Mulyo Gunarso. Ujung Berujung. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012Mulyo Gunarso. Yang Terbakar. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 150cm. 2012Shahrul Hisham. Beauty Mickey Is Dead In The Dark (After Agus Suwage). Graphite on paper. 65 x 90cm. 2012Shahrul Hisham. Bukan Malu Memandang Muka, Malu Hamba Di Dalam Hati. Mixed media on paper. 106 x 96cm. 2012Shahrul Hisham. Cerita Mergastua. Indian ink, watercolor & tea on paper. 29.7 x 21cm (7  series). 2011-12Shahrul Hisham. Dari Semanta Pura Dan Mengelilingi Dunia. Mixed media on paper. 126 x 88cm. 2012Shahrul Hisham. Dari Semanta Pura Ke Jalan Laut Yang Terhebat. Mixed media on McDonald dinner box. Variable dimension. 2012Shahrul Hisham. Menakung Hujan Di Kembangan Kelambu. Drawing installation with animated projection on cotton cloth. 2012Anisa Abdullah. Coffee Break. Collage on canvas. 181.5 x 121cm. 2012Anisa Abdullah. Railway Dreams. Collage & acrylic on canvas. 305 x 120cm (2 panels). 2012Anisa Abdullah. Side Walk. Mixed media. 140 x 74 x 35cm. 2012Anisa Abdullah. Suatu Ketika. Mixed media. 140 x 95 x 25cm. 2012Hirzaq Harris. Apa Guna Jika Berbeda Dari Yang Biasa Jika Masih Di Dalam Kelompok Yang Hina. Mixed media on canvas. 155 x 344cm. 2012Hirzaq Harris. Garuda Perang. Mixed media on canvas. 260 x 93cm. 2012Hirzaq Harris. Khilaf Yang Tidak Didasari. Mixed media on canvas. 158 x 53 x 78cm. 2012

About the Show

Nafa’s Residensi was established in January 2012; born with a grand intent to discover a Southeast Asian voice of art. There is much richness in the diverse culture of Southeast Asia, and it is not surprising that its layers of depth could leave one marveled and overwhelmed at the same time.

Located in Yogyakarta – the regional center of classical fine art and culture – the setting provides the resident artists the opportunity to soak in and fully absorb the liveliness of the Yogyakarta art scene, and then to translate them into personal visual expressions.

Since January, Nafa’s has housed four Malaysian and two Indonesian emerging artists, whom had spent varying period at the residency – each between one, three and six months. Although their presence there may be concurrent, they each work independently.

Interestingly though, all works featured in this Cycle One 2012, the first batch of Nafa’s Residensi artists; centers around themes of personal reflections.

In Shahrul Hisham’s works, the artist is portrayed as a traveler in a continuous search of new knowledge. Yet he can never deny his origin and identity thus will still be a Malay and a Muslim wherever in the world he may be.

Hirzaq Harris showed another side of Muslims he finds to be common these days: disgusted by the haram pigs yet gladly opt to ignore other haram aspects in life. Oblivion is unacceptable in lives of Muslims. Rather, a life in search of truth should prevail, one that strives to put halal over haram with no excuses

Anisa Abdullah chose to take her viewers along through her life adventures. She painted snapshots from her stint in the city from her point of view. Yet her quest is one that we can all relate to; of dreams and ambitions and decisions.

Along similar lines, Anissa Abdul Aziz created and manipulated the overlapping baby cloth as a metaphor to represent her newness, freshness and immaturity in the industry. The artwork is an imagination with stuffed fabric suspended from nowhere. To her, the gap between the pieces is as important as the connection, as when viewed in totality, is a mixture of logic and intuition.

Mulyo Gunarso reflected on the negative effects of rapid industrialisation and the lack of control in logging and forestry industry. The impacts not only affect humans but also flora and fauna around us. Should we continue at this pace with little intent to preserve, balance and regenerate, certainly future generations would not carry the same memory of the world as we do.

Imam Santoso’s paintings are a consistent reflection of himself; he communicates through them. He is a symbol of contradiction and is expressive about it. He painted sekaten (fun fair) yet without the usual crowd and noise. He painted the traditional keraton and wonders if teenagers these days would be interested to preserve this iconic culture of the city, or be more consumed by urbanisation and pop culture. His works are vivid yet adaptive, real yet imaginative.

Towards the end of their residency stints, all artists are required to share their experiences. This normally takes place before an audience of peers, academicians and the art public. In addition to their journey at Nafa’s, the artists would share the stories and inspirations behind their works. It is hoped that in the future, such discourse should happen more effortlessly; not only within and from Nafa’s but also amongst members of the industry.

Participating Artists

Anisa Abdullah
Anissa Aziz feat. Tina Wahyuningsih
Hirzaq Harris
Imam Santoso
Mulyo Gunarso
Shahrul Hisham