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(9/30/2011) Like Indonesia’s favorite meal of Nasi Campur – the current exhibition of art at TAKSU @W Retreat & Spa Bali features a wide range of tastes and sensations represented in paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, and sculptures by local, regional and international artists.
Among the artists whose works will be on display at the Nasi Campur exhibition through December 31, 2011:
Bob Sick Yudhita - Born 1971 in Yogyakarta, Bob lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He graduated from Indonesia’s Institute of the Arts (ISI) Yogyakarta. Strongly influenced by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bob’s paintings are spontaneous and filled with poetry and thoughts. Upon receiving the prestigious Affandi Award in 1994, Bob continued to explore pain and bliss, and true meaning of painting through his process of work and creation. From 1999 to date, Bob had participated in countless group exhibitions in various cities in Indonesia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He had mounted 8 solo exhibitions in Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Semarang, and Hong Kong.
Dodit Artawan - Born in Batubulan, Bali in 1978, Dodit lives and works in Bali. Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Denpasar Bali in 1997, Dodit Artawan started his practice as a founding member of TAXU Art Clinic - an artist collective that made quite an upheaval in Balinese art scene for breaking the established hegemony of dominant value in form of local identity by using traditional elements. By using images of insignificant objects found in popular culture and urban lifestyle, Dodit continues to show visual fixture, mixed sensitivity between seeing and touching, in relation with real and unreal, fact and illusion. From 1997 to date, Dodit had presented 3 solo exhibitions, and participated in numerous group exhibitions in various galleries and art spaces in Indonesia, Singapore, and Italy.
Christian Tamondong- Born in Philippines in 1976, Christian graduated from the Painting Faculty of Institute of Fine Arts and Design, Philippine Women's University. His works later evolved into whimsical, somewhat cartoonish, springing from his fascination with colors and shapes. They captured life’s truth and fancy – calm and chaos, love and hate, thus imparting fun and humor. In addition to participating in numerous group exhibitions, Christian Tamondong has mounted 8 solo exhibitions in Manila, Jakarta, and Singapore, He is also the recipient of several prestigious awards in the Philippines.
Fauzulyusri - Graduated from UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia in 1999, and has been exhibiting in Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Singapore, and UK. Fauzulyusri ‘s artworks are in the public collections of Balai Seni Lukis Negara (KL), Bank Negara Malaysia (KL), Kementrian Pembangunan Wanita dan Keluarga (KL), Maybank Finance Bhd (KL, Malaysia), and a number other institutions. He has held 7 solo exhibitions and countless group exhibitions. While it is easy to read Fauzuyusri's paintings as the games and dreams of a child, his geometric abstractions also have the urbanity of graffiti, of scuffed and scarred walls and that sense of decay of contemporary life.
Hanh - Born 1974 in Pontianak, he lives and works in Denpasar, Bali. Hanh (Handra Halim) graduated from Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI) Yogyakarta in 1998 with a BA (Hons) in Visual Art Communication. Hanh strives to create light-hearted works that prompt contemplation without being too heavy. Hanh had exhibited in several venues in Indonesia, including the Yogyakarta Art Biennale in 2007 and 2009, and Katalis Art Forum in 2009.
Jan Wisse – A Dutch artist who lives and works in Amsterdam. Wisse’s paintings are three-dimensional matters, free to handle, free to give it any shape
Jumaadi - Over the past decade, Jumaadi has traveled through the landscapes of Indonesia and Australia. His journey have taken him from tropical forest to sandy desert, allowing him to gaze on social landscapes as he digests and documents his travels and memories in short poems and visual diaries. To date, Jumaadi has mounted 18 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in various cities in Indonesia, Australia, and Malaysia.
Khairul Azmir Shoib - Better known as Meme, this artists was born in 1975 in Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. As a "writer of pictures", Meme constantly strives to create series of visual poetry that record silent conversations between the self and the others. His oeuvre - threading along with the macabre - often deny or betray categorization. Apart from lecturing in universities in Malaysia, Meme had participated in group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. Meme received his BA of Fine Arts from UiTM, Shah Alam, Malaysia in 2000, and MA (Fine Art and Technology) in 2004. He is the recipient of Juror’s Award from Young Contemporary, National Art Gallery KL in 2000; and won1st Prize in Life Drawing Competition from National Art Gallery KL in 2005. Meme currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur.
Norberto Roldan - Born 1953, Roldan studied fine arts and visual communications at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. He took a Masters Degree in Art Studies at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He is a co-founder and artistic director of Green Papaya Art Projects, one of the last remaining alternative art spaces in the Philippines. Roldan has participated in solo exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Manila and Australia. He has also participated in group shows in Manila, San Francisco, Berkley, New York, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Japan, London, and Singapore. Roldan lives and works in Manila.
Rochelle Haley – Born in Australia, Rochelle Haley graduated from the University of NSW College of Fine Arts, Sydney with a PhD of Fine Art. She explores the symbolism of materials by manipulating them in highly disciplined ways. In so doing, she brings fresh attention to her materials and extends their capacity to generate meaning. Paper, a very traditional artist's medium, and mirrors, a less traditional material, are the raw ingredients of her artworks.
A Group Exhibition @Taksu W Retreat & Spa Bali
October 8 – December 31, 2011
Open Daily from 9:00 a.m until 9:00 p.m.
Except Monday and Thursdays
Open from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
W Retreat & Spa Bali
Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak