Posted by Luthfi Hasan in Vintage Space
Perawan Hujan (Virgin of Rain) by Muhamad Taufiq.
Nowadays everyone seems to be obsessed with going global and the whole globalization thing….except Ika Vantiani, Muhammad Taufiq (Emte), and Rukmunal Hakim. The three artists are proofing that local is the way to go. And it can be cool too. Or dark. Or playful and beautiful. I am talking here about their art works which are now being exhibited at Eastern Promise Pub & Restaurant in Kemang under the theme: LOKALISASI. Ika is known for her vintage styled, paper-based collage, while Emte and Rukmunal are illustrators with strong local flavor in their works. Through their works dare I say that local is the new global, perhaps? I dont know, but now with over 30 pieces of arts that they are exhibiting, I wonder which one I would bring home to fill my vintage space. Maybe the ones I feature here?:
Before The Climb by Ika Vantiani. Posing in style before climbing the magnificent Borobudur, that’s what these folks from the 70′s trying to do.
Awug by Rukmunal Hakim. Awug is a coconut-based sweet cake from West Java where the artist lives.
Ritual by Emte. This kind of ritual you may find in Bali, and in some other places in Indonesia.
On Top, another collage by Ika Vantiani. Now that they reach the top of Borobudur, another pose for the camera would not hurt, no?
Another Rukmunal’s interpretation of two famous traditional drink from West Java: Bandrek & Bajigur.
Sesajen Minahasa (Offering a la Minahasa) by Emte. This tradition is apparently shared everywhere in indonesia, including Minahasa, I had no idea.
I thought it was an outdoor cafe, but it was actually a Garden Party according to Ika. Looking at this photo, dont you feel nostalgic about the cool and peaceful days of the 70′s?
Bandros is a soft and sweet, cup cake-like snack from West Java. This is how Rukmanul visualizes it. Interesting!
Colenak, another local sweet from West Jawa. This colenak, you dip it on coconut sugar and it’s a heaven. Rukmanul shows this just like it.
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Posted by Luthfi Hasan in Art and Culture
Jimi Hendrix singing and playing a guitar. A knock out. And unfortunately sold out.
Big. Bold. Beautiful. That is my impression when I saw these paintings two days ago at Philo Art Space, Kemang Timur. I love the color composition too, like it’s meant to match with modern space. This is the kind of painting that would turn any space –vintage or not– into a beautiful art gallery. The kind of painting that “owns” any space with confidence and presence. Paintings that “demand” attention and stay in your photographic memory even after you don’t see them anymore. I definitely want them all for my home and my office. Not just ten. Congratulations to Tommy F Awuy the curator and Amalia Ahmad for exhibiting such iconic paintings. And bravo of course to Erizal As the artist for the great works.
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Posted by Luthfi Hasan in Art and Culture
My Private Garden by Nani Sakri, my favourite. Great as a focal point in a big space. Just pretty. I bet all my friends would want this one too.
Iriantine Karnaya and Nani Sakri get together to present their works in an exhibition called DIALOG KERINDUAN commencing now in the Energy Building, in Sudirman Business District. One is a senior contemporary sculptor, the other one is a seasoned painter — and by the way a famous catwalk model of the 70′s, both highlighting woman as their art object. In my ten minute visit in the exhibition, I have already spotted some artworks that I think may work in my vintage spaces, or would actually be better for the homes of my good friends Ira, Vera, Uti, Irma, Maribelle, Dwita, Geline, Rima, and Andu. My spontaneous comment on all the artworks is: pretty and beautiful. Congratulations. Here is my pick:
Another pretty painting by Nani Sakri, Transformation. This painting can transform any room into beauty. Maybe Ira would like it for her home.
I dont know what the artist Iriantine means by “Two Days Before” but I think Andu would like it. Andu, this should be yours.
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Posted by Luthfi Hasan in Cool Vintage
Eames chairs are ubiquitous. You flip elle decoration, vogue living or living etc, you will always spot them featured in stylish homes around the world. Eames chairs have become must-have items for decades thanks to its modern, timeless beauty.
This is what Wikipedia writes about Ray and Charles Eames: Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra “Ray” (née Kaiser) Eames (1912–1988) ( /ˈiːmz/) were American designers, who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film. Essential Eames exhibition is now commencing at Gandaria City, Jakarta.
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