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CHIMÈRES : VISIONS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA

BY Arndt Art Agency | 15-Oct-2016
Political Chimeres, social and religious Chimeres, South East Asia is a changing world and this platform offers you a map of creation from Indonesia and the Philippines. ASIA NOW wants to cast light on artists from this little known scene and their symbolic overtones, bright coulours, new takes on popular myths and subversion of objects – these artists offer fanciful works that suggest themselves to you. @arndtartagency #arndtartagency
Eko Nugroho, "Freedom is not Free" (2015) , manual embroidery, 272 x 151,5 cm
Hailing from Island populations and strongly influenced by their geo-political history, this area developed a mythology which became the ground in which to anchor themsleves. They created characters that are funnny and mysterious and that reveal an unusaul mental universe. We concieved this platform as a revery and as a treasure hunt into artists universe’s, which are alluring, diverse, and corrosive.

The route of Chimeres is essentially revolved around the artwork of Jose Santos III whose Manila cobblestones represent a road that leads to nowhere and the need to be guided towards the unknown. The Philippine artist Rodel Tapaya, offers a large canvas which propels us into founding sacred myths and Jigger Cruz whose paintings evoke a primitive memory. Manuel Ocampo revisits two large paintings of still life, while Marina Cruz erases the boundaries between photography and painting. The works of iconic Indonesian Eko Nugroho develop original and humorous visual imageries of the human figure through three beautiful embroidery’s. Lastly, the sculptured wall pieces of Entang Wiharso which were inspired by Indoniseian base – reliefs.

Hoping that these Chimères are beautiful discoveries.

Hervé Mikaeloff

In collaboration with A3 Arndt Art Agency

CURATED BY A3 AND HERVÉ MIKAELOFF

MARINA CRUZ
JIGGER CRUZ

EKO NUGROHO MANUEL OCAMPO
JOSÉ SANTOS III
RODEL TAPAYA
ENTANG WIHARSO