Archive for Author: masriadi

Exhibition Of I Nyoman Masriadi

Paul Kasmin Gallery New York. Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of Nyoman Masriadi’s works on view from April 28 – June 18, 2016 at 293 Tenth Avenue, New York. In his second solo show at...

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Comic Book Painting : BATMAN

He started to intensely read storybooks since his middle high in Bali. There were comics, novels and silat (martial art) stories in both forms. Indeed these were not heavy reading materials. Let’s say, among some that he still remembers...

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Comic Book Painting

Some things ever last. Like when a visual, delightful as food and moreover without the effort to chew, is imprinted as a memory that lasts overtime. Through the rectangular barriers and conversation balloons we are drowned in it. That...

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Masriadi’s Artwork Ideas (Part 2)

The postmodern philosopher Jean Baudrillard once wrote that if Modernism is characterized by exploitation, commodification, mechanization, technology and markets, the postmodern society is marked by implosion. Thus, fusing all boundaries, areas and differences between ‘high and low culture’, ‘appearance...

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Ideas in Masriadi’s Works (Part 1)

Among an artist’s most expensive assets are ideas. Expensive because it needs further tracing and research, thus needing investments of funds, energy, and time. Expensive, also because ideas are trusted and embraced by the artist as the most essential...

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Masriadi in the Map of Indonesian Visual Art

Tracing the map of Indonesian modern visual art is like traveling from time to time of the development of art of this country. It is a long history indeed, which started from about 200 years ago with the emergence...

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Lentur

Masriadi today is popular in a lasak or restless dimension of time, without a strict convection, or in other words being on (occasionally) colliding ideologies and principles. Not just one or two, but hundreds of colliding ideas if one...

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Masriadi University Days (Part 2)

Going into the Fine Arts Department of ISI Yogyakarta in 1993, did not immediately cause Masriadi to “abandon” Bali’s culture. For more than two years his closest circle of friends was from the island. He lived in a rented...

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Masriadi University Days (Part 1)

The past is a treasure trove of stories. Masriadi and myself were year 1993 students in the Fine Arts Department of The Indonesian Institute of The Arts (ISI) Yogyakarta, majoring in Painting. We had about 50 people in our...

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Yogyakarta (Part 2)

During the 80s and 90s, the world of Yogyakarta fine art was coloured by creative ideas on mediums, clash between artistic movements, and the increasingly important role of the market signified by the booming of paintings in late 80s....

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Yogyakarta (Part 1)

Why Masriadi do (loves, remains, or simply has to) live in Yogyakarta? Just how fascinating is Yogyakarta to Masriadi and to all of us? I am not certain that Masriadi would answer in a coherent and constructive way. I...

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