Irman A. Rahman

Irman Rachman put more emphasize on the functionality of the head and body in mutants. The history of civilization has its unique way of looking at human from two different main points: the head and the body. This we can surmise as Platonic legacy with Aristotelian presence: that the head and the body epitomize the metaphor of abstract realm and the realm of pleasure, and yet, both are merged in the entity that is called human.

In mutants, their heads are indeed conspicuous. We can see various example of mutants head that resemble mouse, orang utan, bat, lion with pathetic, agitated, scary, and other temperaments. We can also see bodies in resemblance of lizard, tree, donkey, and many others. Mutants, in short, are acutely imaginative beings with remarkable visual performance.

Irman sees mutants from the immanence image above – that we and mutants are the problems in our own world of life. We and mutants are all over the place, either performing the same or different thing, destructing the environment, chasing and destroying the enemies – we get back to the relation of the head and the body. That both may occasionally or sometimes in agreement or in contest.

Catalog:
X:a duo exhibition

IRMAN A. RAHMAN

Bandung, July 16, 1970

Awards
2006 The Big Five of JABAR Art Competition
2001 The Best Ten of Philip Morris Indonesian Art Awards
1999 The Big Five of Winsor & Newton Indonesian Art Awards
1998 The Big Five of Philip Morris Indonesian Art Awards

Solo Exhibitions :

2008 “Notabilia” Selasar Sunaryo Art Space (Bale Tonggoh), Bandung
2005 “Index of Sign” CP Artspace, Jakarta

Selected Group Exhibitions :

2013
“X”, Philo Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia

2011
“ART MOTORING” Galeri Nasional, jakarta
“AESTHETIC RESPONS” Elcana Gallery, jakarta

2010
“HALIMUN the mist”, Lawang Wangi Art & Science Estate, Bandung
“EXODUS OF BANDUNG”, The Aryaseni Art Gallery, Singapore
“DEEP IN STORE”, CG Artspace, Jakarta
“PERCAKAPAN MASA” Galeri Nasional, Jakarta
“Korean International Art Fair (KIAF), Korea
“UNNATURAL SELECTION” Kendra Gallery, Bali

2009
“FROM THE WORLD WITH LOVE”,INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART, SENI RUPA KORAN PROJECT,BANDUNG
“REBORN” H2 Art Gallery, semarang
“GRIP” Art District, Beijing, China
Bandung Initiative, Rumah Rupa, Jakarta
“COMMON SENSE”, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta

2008
“MANIFESTO”, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta
“RENDEZVOUS”: Sehari Bersama 13+ Seniman Bandung,CG artspace, Jakarta

2007
“GLOBAL WARMING KUNSTKAMERA” , GWK, Bali

2006
“21st Asian International Art Exhibition, Singapore Museum Of Art, Singapore

2005
“20th Asian International art Exhibition, Ayala Museum, Manila, Philipina

2004
“Dialogue” C+ Gallery, Bandung

2003
“Interpellation” CP Open Biennale, National Gallery, Jakarta

2002
“10th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh”, Dhaka, Bangladesh
“Eksplorasi Medium, Eksplorasi Gagasan”, Bantara Budaya, Jakarta
“17th Asian International Art Exhibition”, Daejeon Municipal Museum Of Art, Daejeon, Korea

2001
“RE FLECTION”, Edwin Gallary, Jakarta
“The Unstable logic” Soemardja Gallery, FSRD ITB, Bandung; Edwin Gallery, Jakarta
“Biennale Bandung Art Event”, Nu Art Sculpture Park, Bandung
“8th Philip Morris Indonesian Art Awards”, National Gallery, Jakarta

1999
“Winsor & Newton Indonesian Art Competition” Hidayat Gallery, Bandung
“Winsor & Newton International Art Competition”, Mall Gallery, London; World Trade Centre,Stockholm; United Nation, New York

1998
“5th Philip Morris Indonesian Art Awards”, National Gallery, Jakarta
“5th Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards”, Opera House, Hanoi, Vietnam
“Kepada x”, Cipta Gallery, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta