The Wise and Responsibelity • oil on canvas • 140x270cm • 2016

Nana Tedja

 

was born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia 1971. Graduated from fine art departement, postgraduate programme at Indonesian Institute of Art Yogyakarta.

AWARDS :
1999 : The Winsor Newton World Wide Millenium Painting, Competition

Solo Exhibition:
2008: IDOL, Jogjakarta National Museum
1999: Bebas Merdeka, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
1996: Warna Dunia, melia hotel Yogyakarta

Selected Group exhibitions:
2016:
• NATURE BODY-NESS, Philo Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
• OPEN STUDIO ARTjog (mei-juni)

2015: Dies natalis Gajahmada University

2013-2015 exclusive contrac with menegement art in USA.

2013:
• Ambassador people art- ambassador gallery, miami, Florida, USA
• suka pari suka dan sahabat kartika, museum affandi dan bentara budaya
• Senirupa PP MUHAMADIYAH, Bentara Budaya Jakarta

2012:
• Asia Raya, Museum Widayat
• Negari Ngayogyokarto, Jogja Nasional MUSEUM
• Pameran 4 kota, bentara budaya Jakarta, Bali, Jogjakarta, Surabaya.

2011:
• Galeri Apik Jakarta- Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
• Seven Receipes, Bentara Budaya Jakarta

2010:
• Jogja Biennale Jogja Jamming, Yogyakarta

2009:
• Exposign 25 tahun ISI- Jogja Expo Centre
• Untukmu perempuan Indonesia, Gedung Arsip Nasional Jakarta

2008:
• Aseana Gallery Singapore
• Red Distrik Project- Koong Galeri Jakarta
• Gong shi Fat tjoy, Galeri biasa Yogyakarta
• project art –by Langgeng Galeri

2007:
• Luar Biasa, Galeri Biasa Yogyakarta
• Homage homeside, Pameran besar ISI, Jogja Nasional Museum.

2000 – 2006 : Jogja biennale

2002: Pameran di museum H. Widayat

1999:
• Expresi seni, Darga Gallery, Bali
• Finalis winsor newton competition, Galeri hidayat, Bandung

1998: Bazart, Museum benteng Vredebrug

BOOK :
• BIASA BERCERITA, antologi cerpen. Penerbit Esensi ERLANGGA Jakarta
• CERITA ISABEL, novel remaja, penerbit galeri biasa (indie)
• Menulis beberapa skenario kisah2 miste

8 NYOMAN SUJANA KENYEM_Kota Impian_2013_150 x 200 cm_mixed media on canvas

Nyoman Sujana Kenyem


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The Ultimate High

Nyoman Sujana Kenyem – one of Bali emerging painters that holds a resilience of his own in dealing with the change of time. He does not inertly reside in the traditional space, but neither dose he merge himself totally into the ‘spirit of his era’. For Kenyem, creativity is not a rigid option for a complete and ultimate identity of a creation! He is flowing in the track that he tries to create which is evident in the uniqueness of his paintings.

This solo exhibition coincides with the 8th anniversary of Philo Art Space on 9th September 2013. It is such a delightful unison. To hold an exhibition is a convergent of ideas, vision, and imagination. Philo Art Space, that focuses on urban culture issues, is warmly welcomed by Kenyem, though he at first seemed to be a bit timid as he considered himself not a person that is not totally drenched in such culture.

Practically, Kenyem indeed does not touch the issues daily, but he is not that far away. As a figure that lives and was raised in Ubud – Bali, Kenyem is experiencing a unique cultural ambiance. Ubud represents a condition that is ‘everything there is’: traditional, modern, super-modern, quiet, calm, glittering, brown, yellow, white, black, et cetera. Ubud is a cultural condition that is beyond definition.

In his exhibited paintings, Kenyem expresses the threshold phenomenon between the urban world icons such as building jutting at the skies and big, tall trees as icon of the ‘noble savage’ (the awe-inspiring wild cosmos), between city and village, between progression and calmness, and the likes.

The uniqueness of Kenyem icons are themselves like active figures: small flower, sun, moon, hill, mountain, street from which we can sense the presence of nature. Specifically, these icons take us to the realm of ‘subconscious’ as they are confronted with the construction of modern consciousness that is presented as order of high-rise building to illustrate the urban people superego.

In his paintings, Kenyem expresses his admiration for the urban phenomenon while also inserting subtle criticism. Kenyem aesthetic can be seen from the obsession of urban people with ‘height’ which actually is a part of life realm mystery: the moon, sun, mountain, et cetera. Such obsession is obviously the depiction of urban people ambition to flaunt ‘height’ as daily issues that may be considered as ‘the power’ to control life as a whole.
Height as obsession or superego of urban people? How can we explain this? Urban people are perhaps no longer care about origins as they can easily break a problem link as they are threatened by the complexity of such problem that appears in front of them. From tender age they are faced with a variety of properties to own, and it was not easy to own them without having to pass certain struggle.

However, height is a concept that refers to the competition to achieve ‘the ultimate high’. Modernity is triggering such competition though a narration of human history which eventually will end at the perfection point where they find ‘the absolute self’. ‘Absolute self’ may only materialize in a relation amongst other selves that form a society, whether based on location or not. City becomes a representation of social relation where their citizens come from various places and with their own hopes. And it is the place where all those hopes converge into an obsession to reach the highest place driven by superego, that we then call ‘city’ of the urban people.

Some of Kenyem’s paintings display the un-avoided urbanization: how the awe of a city with its high-rises represents a part of our own psychology that beckons us. But perhaps, it is a part of our potential self that accuses us of being an underdeveloped person unless we pursue our dream in the city.

City is made of a variety of existences that do not touch each other, as with the movement of particle without door (monad), but on the other hand, the city is presenting strong communities which to Kenyem, these communities are the place to hang hopes from the remains of the spirit of solidarity to reach the highest. Thus the spirit of solidarity that is generally considered irrelevant in urban setting as it is seen as a typical rural spirit is presented here boldly, and indeed it is worth to be noticed.

Kenyem seems to be optimistic that the glam of a city indeed offers promises that may very well channel our potentials to reach the ultimate high, but we must be also aware that, our own subconscious realm which holds the wild nature that is astonishing as well, is a condition that attaches to us and become a part of our existence, be it urban or rural people. Remember, the concrete jungle of a city is only an extension of a jungle with its trees. The most important thing is to have the self awareness that the spearing superego has the subconscious as its base.
Happy exhibiting, Kenyem!

Tommy F Awuy
Curator
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Catalog:
Highest

Nyoman Sujana Kenyem

Born 9 September 1972 in Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar Bali
Studied at STSI Denpasar (1998)

Awards
1998:
The Best Artwork Tugas Akhir STSI Denpasar
1996:
The Best Painting Kamasra Prize, STSI Denpasar

Solo Exhibitions

2013:
Highest, Philo Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
G13 Gallery, Kelana Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

2011:
The Bicycle Diaries, Komaneka Art Gallery, Ubud, Bali

2010:
Embracing Nature’s Poem, Ganesha Gallery, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

2009:
The Bridges of Nature, D’Peak Art Space, Singapore

2008:
Symphony of Life, Kemang Village, Jakarta

2007:
Fulmoon in Bali, Sawah Art Gallery, Singapore

2006:
Heading for the Heart’s Way, Gaya Fusion of Senses, Ubud, Bali
The Art of Nyoman Sujana ‘Kenyem’, Montiq Art Gallery, Jakarta

2005:
Dance of Life, Conrad Bali Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali
The Abstraction of Leaves, Jenggala Gallery, Jimbaran Bali

2004:
Leafscape, Danes Art Veranda, Denpasar, Bali
Moving with in the Shadow, Ganesha Gallery, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

1996:
Galeri Nakita Stockholm, Swedia

Group Exhibitions
2013:
The Arts Island Festival, BatuBelah ArtSpace, Klungkung, Bali
Sprites Art Project, Kintamani, Bali
The Straight Contour, Kupu-kupu Artspace, Jimbaran Corner, Bali

2012:
MahaArt Gallery, Denpasar
Gallery 7Adam, Singapore
Bersyukur Kita Tunggal Ika, Hadiprana Gallery, Jakarta
Sudamala: An Artistic Journey, Sudakara ArtSpace, Sudamala Suies & Villas, Sanur, Bali
Artists Museum Weeks, BatuBelah Art Space, Klungkung
On Going Echoes#3, Myanmar-Indonesia Art Exchange, Cemara 6 Gallery, Jakarta
Dialogue II, Gaya Art Space, Ubud, Bali

2011:
JakartaBienalle, Jakarta
Dialogue, G13 Gallery, Kelana Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Bertiga, Ambiente, Jakarta
Abstract Moment, Galeri Elcanna, Jakarta
On Going Echoes#2, Myanmar-Indonesia Art Exchange, Tanah Tho Gallery, Ubud, Bali
Bali Making Choices, Mondecor, Jakarta
Nusantara di Atas Kanvas, Bank Mandiri Denpasar & Jakarta

2010:
Solitude of the Earth II, Bentara Budaya Bali
MindScape, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
Solitude of the Earth, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China
Integritas Jiwa Tampak, Bentara Budaya Bali
On Going Echoes#1, Myanmar-Indonesia Art Exchange, New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar
Return to the Abstraction, Toniraka Art Gallery, Ubud Bali

2009:
Apa Ini Apa Itu, Djagad Art House, Lepang, Klungkung, Bali
Ar(t)iculations, Hanna Art Space, Ubud, Bali
Bentara Budaya Bali
Gallery M, Daegu, Korea
Sampoerna Strategic Square, Jakarta
Borderless World, Srisasanti Gallery, Yogyakarta

2008:
Silent Celebration, Toniraka Gallery, Ubud, Bali
Ahimsa, Bentara Budaya Jakarta
Bali Art Now, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
Pada Sebuah Pesta, V-Gallery, Yogyakarta
Entitas Nurani, Art Center, Denpasar, Bali
Green, Sanur Village Festival, Denpasar, Bali

2007:
Ar[t]mosphere, Sanur Village Festival, Denpasar, Bali
Global Warming Kunstkamera, GWK, Jimbaran, Bali

2006:
Reconsculture, ARMA Museum, Ubud, Bali
Change Seasons, Komaneka Art Gallery, Ubud, Bali

2005:
Pre-Bali Biennale, Raka Gallery, Ubud, Bali
Bali Biennale, Danes Art Veranda, Denpasar, Bali
Art Singapore 2005

2004:
Tree of Life, Sembilan Gallery, Ubud, Bali
Dasa Muka, ARMA Museum, Ubud, Bali

2003:
TAI-Black, STSI Denpasar
Canna Gallery, Jakarta

2002:
Puri Lukisan Museum, Ubud, Bali

2001:
Kuta News, Titik Dua Building, Denpasar, Bali
Jenggala Ceramic, Jimbaran, Bali
Sembilan Gallery, Ubud, Bali
Bali Art Contemporary, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta

2000:
Plawa Bali Resto, Sanur
Face from the Mount, Sidik Jari Museum, Denpasar
Reflection II, Darga Gallery, Sanur, Bali
Five Painters, Ina Gallery, Jakarta

1999:
Tiga Nam Gallery, Ubud, Bali
Mandala of Life III, Purnabudaya, Yogyakarta
7 Painters Bali, Cipta II Gallery, TIM, Jakarta
Three Painters, Komaneka Gallery, Ubud, Bali

1998:
Canbera, Australia
Duo Sujana, Novotel, Tanjung Benoa, Bali
Bali Hyatt, Sanur, Bali
Mandala of Life II, Art Centre, Denpasar, Bali
Abstract Festival, Duta Fine Art, Jakarta
Reflection I, Darga Gallery, Sanur, Bali

1997:
Bali Art Festival XIX, Bali Art Centre, Denpasar, Bali

1996:
Mandala of Life I, Sika Art Gallery, Ubud, Bali
Three City, Monas, Jakarta

1995:
Expo 95, Jakarta
Nyoman Gunarsa Fine Art Museum, Klungkung, Bali
TATA Ubud, Bali
Peksiminas III, Jakarta

1994:
Sidik Jari Museum, Denpasar, Bali
Bali Art Festival XVI, Bali Art Centre, Denpasar, Bali

1993:
STSI Denpasar
Peksiminas II, STSI Denpasar, Bali

1992:
Art Centre, Denpasar, Bali
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nur-milisani

Nur Milisani


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The spotlight on ‘urban culture’ is for contextual reason only. Urban issues or themes have given artists a lot of events, cases and issues that are challenging to be responded to; it is a general understanding that the changes in the society and the changes in the whole nations are coming from the changes in the urban space. Artists are challenged to take a stance about all the changes: either they have to go with the sweep of the flow or they gather their resolve and stand against it no matter how impossible it may seem.
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Catalog:
Anniversary Expressions

Nur Milisani
Palembang, 12 Desember 1975
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2012
Anniversary Expressions, Philo Art Space 7th Anniversary, Jakarta
Pameran Bersama “LANA GALERY” Yogyakarta
Pameran Bersama “TEMBI GALLERY” Yogyakarta
2006
IPameran Lukisan “LANA GALERY”
Pameran Seni Rupa “ART FOR JOGJA” Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
2002
Pameran Seni Rupa “KELOMPOK UBLIK” Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta
1999
Pameran Seni Rupa Sanggar “BIDAR SRIWIJAYA” Purna Budaya Yogyakarta
1991 – 1998
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