The Graphite, Dust and Indian Ink of Hahan (and other art works)
Solo exhibition by Uji Handoko Eko Saputro
5 - 28 April 2013, Main Gallery & Project Room
An exhibition of over one hundred drawings, a painting, an etching and a sculpture by Uji "Hahan" Handoko Eko Saputro. This will also be the official launch of Hahan's book The Graphite, Dust and Indian Ink of Hahan which reproduces 159 of his drawings and includes an essay by Tony Godfrey and an interview between him and Hahan.
Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (born 1983) is one of the most prominent artists of his generation in Jogja and Indonesia. Like many artists who have been linked to Jogja Agro Pop he derives a lot of imagery from cartoons, anime and pop culture - but he combines and transmutes these sources into something much more strange, complex and witty. His drawings are the seedbed of his work from which all his other media generates. Although there is apparently little overt political reference in these drawings - or in his paintings or sculptural objects - his work offers a caustic commentary on life for his generation: a post-boom art world, a need to find goals and purposes, worries about body identity, having fun. But always these serious themes are treated with deceptive lightness of touch - with his contagious sense of humour and his deft use of line and shade. His is one of the most unique and imaginative visions in Indonesian art today.
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