Solo exhibition by Sunaryo
10 January - 2 March 2014 Main Gallery and Project Room II
aestuarium displays the most recent paintings by Sunaryo which represent his holistic and cosmic perspective in understanding nature and humans.
aestuarium is a metaphor for a meeting of antagonistic powers or life forces (for example: river-ocean, sky-earth, land-sea, nature-man, soft-strong, etc.).
Indeed from the beginning Sunaryo was inspired by natural phenomenon. But his point of view about nature is no longer limited to the classic anthropocentric dichotomy. Humans are not the most dominant focal point in determining a definition of ‘nature’ and conquering it. For Sunaryo humans are an inseparable part of nature itself. The life forces of humans basically represent the life force of nature which is full of mystery. His paintings this time are not an abstraction of visual phenomenon in nature; instead they are a manifestation of an attitude of surrendering oneself to the forces of nature which are both seen and unseen.
The process of painting for Sunaryo can be compared to the way an antennae works which captures those life forces, then converts them into an artistic language.
aestuarium will be accompanied by a catalogue with a text by Agung Hujatnikajennong.
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