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“colour wheel”

Exhibition

CHQ_200908 - colour wheel - invitationJuly 20 – August 29, 2009

CHQ Building, Dublin Docklands,
Dublin 1, Ireland

In this exhibition we present a snapshot of the diverse Indonesian art scene. It comes at no surprise that such a vast, divers country with 17,508 islands, 300 languages, rich cultural traditions, also produces a broad range of painting styles, images, scenes and colour pallette. In this show this diversity is our focus.

Various artists give their interpretation of life in modern Indonesia. All different but all with one common factor: their vibrant colours!

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Look out for Indonesia

Media

Irish Times - Look out for Indonesia

Article from the Irish Times,

Saturday June 20, 2009
by Gemma Tipton

Could you tell Irish art from French? What about American from Dutch at a glance? The internet and cheap air fares have changed the nature of Internationalism, as artists can now find their influences from far and wide with relative ease. Light and air temperature do change perceptions of oolour: it was always fascinating to compare the works the late Tony O’Malley painted in Ireland, with the ones from the Bahamas; but increasingly national boundaries are melting away.

Nevertheless, it’s interesting to pop down to CHQ in Dublin’s Docklands this month and see what Gallery Lukisan has to show. Specialising in modern Indonesiarn art, Rising Sons from the Archipelago is on until July 11th, and features work by Ida Bagus Putu Purwa, and Putut Wahyu Widodo. Dutchmen Sander Salim and Roel van Veggel, who run the gallery, say that Indonesia art is set to become the Next Big Thing, and while I’d be highly sceptical of buying art for that reason, the works on show are intriguing, Putut Wahyu Widodo’s, in particular, having a haunting beauty (pictured). Gallery Lukisan, CHQ, IFSC, see www.lukisan.nl.

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“rising sons from the archipelago”

Exhibition

CHQ_200906 - rising sons of the archipelago - invitation

June 4 – July 11, 2009

CHQ Building, Dublin Docklands,
Dublin 1, Ireland

Ida Bagus Putu Purwa is based in Bali. His inspiration comes from one of the most famous modern dancers in Indonesia. His paintings are all about movement, dynamics and intimate emotions.

Putut Wahyu Widodo, based in Semarang, Central Java, paints layer over layer, sometimes up to 10, to create images where subtle colours and visual effects build up the end result.

The CHQ Building earlier in at the opening of Gallery Lukisan, May 2009.

Exterior of CHQ building

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