Eric Chan (B. 1975)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Born in Kuala Lumpur in 1975, Eric Chan now is based in Singapore. Between 1993 and 1996, he studied in LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore where he obtained Diploma in Fine Art (Painting) with Distinction. In 1997, he graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Painting) with Distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Between 1999 and 2000, he obtained Master of Fine Art (Painting) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Since then, he has 9 solo exhibitions held in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Dubai
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Born in Purworejo in 1959. He studied at Bandung Institute of Technology (1979-1986), Artist in Residence in QUT, Brisbane, Australia (1996), and Artist Residence in “Sai-no-kuni” Saitama, the Museum of Modern Art, Japan (1999-2000). He performed his solo exhibitions in H Block Gallery, QUT, Brisbane, Australia (1996), Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta (1998), Gen Gallery & Public Center Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan (2000), and Nadi Gallery, Jakarta (2001-2002). He joined several groups exhibitions in Indonesia and overseas; Jakarta Art and Design Expo, Jakarta (1992), Art Gallery Conink, the Netherlands (1993), Cheju Pre-Biennale, South Korea (1995), Phillip Morris ASEAN Art Awards, National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (1996), Tachikawa International Art Festival (1999), Museo de la Cuida de Mexico, Museum of Mexico (2000), Circle Point Gallery, Washington DC, USA (2002), etc.

HENDRA GUNAWAN (1918 – 1983)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

As a teenager, Hendra Gunawan painted props and scenery for a theatre group. He also studied under Wahdi. In 1940 he joined the Five painters Group in Bandung along with Affandi, Barli, Sudarso and Wahdi. During the Japanese Occuption, he taught painting at the Keimin Bunka Shidoso Cultural Centre in Jakarta. The revolution found Hendra in Yogyakarta where he fought in the Indonesian army. He established Pelukia Rakyat / People’s Painters in 1947, and taught painting and sculpture in ASRI / Indinesian academy of Fine Arts, Yogyakarta from 1950-57. Hendera became a member of the central committee of the communist-spnsored art organization LEKRA / People’s Cultural Institute. Backed by the Indonesian Communist Party, he was elected as a non-party member to the Cunstituent Assembly in 1955. Hendra was imprisoned in the communist purge that followed the failed coup in October 1965. He continued to paint while in prison, producing some of his best works. After his release in 1978, he established a studio in Bali.


Djoko Pekik was born 1938 in Grobogan, Purwodadi in Central Java. In 1958, he enrolled at the Akademi Seni Rupa Indonesia (ASRI) where one of his lecturers was Widayat, an accomplished artist. Joko Pekik's art is typically Javanese in style and he has become one of the country1 s foremost greatest artists in satirizing the society he lives in. From 1990 to 1991, his works were part of a travelling exhibition of contemporary works for the Festival of Indonesia in USA. Since then, he had held numerous solo and group exhibitions in various parts of Indonesia and overseas. "The Art Gallery of Djoko Pekik" is owned by the artist and showcases many of his own collection



Tisna Sanjaya was born 1958 in Bandung, West Java. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 1986. He went on to finish his Post-Graduate studies at DAAD Stipendium, Germany in 1998. He came in Top 10 at the Philip Morris Indonesia Art Awards in 1995 and 1997. Prevalent themes in his works include problems of humanity, social concerns as well as politics. He has held numerous exhibitions abroad in Singapore, Korea, India, The Netherlands and Italy. He now teaches at the Bandung Institute of Technology, which makes him a civil servant and government employee, a status that he often uses as a satiric, ironical tool in his performance and installation works.

Wu Shaoxiang

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wu Shaoxiang was born 1957, Jiangxi Province, China. Following the Cultural Revolution, he studied sculpture at the Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute and later completed a postgraduate degree at the Central Academy of Arts and Design in Beijing. A prominent figure in China’s New-Wave art movement, Wu also lectured at the Central Academy and was named one of China’s ten most influential avant-garde artists. In 1989, Wu and his family emigrated to Austria, where he established a studio with his wife, the sculptor Jiang Shuo. Having exhibited extensively in Asia, Europe and America, Wu’s works are widely collected by important museums and prestigious institutions worldwide.
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