Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Handmade

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cleopatra

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cemara Art Week: PLAYING WITH PAINTING!

One happy creative day with kids in Kali Code, Yogyakarta :D.
We were quite busy creating artworks, everybody are just so talented!

River Scapes In Flux

Pameran seni rupa internasional mengenai lingkungan hidup dan kebudayaan bentang sungai di Asia Tenggara.

Asia Tenggara sebagai kawasan yang dilintasi berbagai bentang sungai penting, tak bisa lepas dari isu-isu perairan. Sungai merupakan garis-garis kehidupan dan jalur transportasi, pun aliran airnya menopang penyediaan pangan dan energi yang esensial bagi kelangsungan hidup penduduk, dari skala kecil hingga besar.

Namun keberadaan sungai-sungai Asia Tenggara tersebut bukanlah tanpa tantangan. Kenyataannya konsekuensi pembangunan sosial ekonomi yang dinamis dibarengi eksploitasi ekonomi atas sungai telah memberi dampak jangka panjang bagi bentang-bentang sungai. Sungai terancam, pun kehidupan jutaan  manusia.

Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta
5 juni 2013

Foto:
1. The Sights Viewed from Boats.
Aung Ko - Myanmar

2. The Vestiges
Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai - Vietnam

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kuta, Bali - live sketch

Again, people greeted me in English, thought that I am Korean.

Featured in Kedaulatan Rakyat newspaper

Tue, 4th june 2014
Thanks to Sekar Harumningtyas who interviewed me :).

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ink and Papers

Well, it's sketching time!

Homesick

Monday, April 29, 2013

Central Post Office, Yogyakarta

This painting is about the big and classic central post office building in Yogya city, located at the 0km intersection.
Indonesia, as a country that was colonialized by Dutch, and
Yogyakarta which ever became the revolutionary capital city of the republic from 1946 to 1949 when Jakarta was still occupied by the Dutch, had been influenced at the architecture areas, esp. in the style of the governmental buildings.
Though the functions of the building were adjusted with the economic and development growth, but the heritage is still well preserved.
It was very interesting to learn about those buildings and pour it on a paper. It took quite sometime to understand the fragments of the central post office, also the detail decorations on its wall. I chose the beneficial angle too, the perspective that still included one of the beautiful tower of Bank of Indonesia building, frankly it looks more classic then.
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Vina Puspita, 2013
Acrylic on paper
60 x 90 cm

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wall of the world

Wall of the world.
Thank you my amazing friends!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book: Indonesian Woman Artists

Lots of insights of a journey of Indonesian Women Artists.
Well, inspiring!

"Opened Sail" - Metal Wood

Sometimes an artist needs to learn from a carpenter,
to blend in with a nature wood stuff and play with it.
This one is my Trimatra project, combining wood and metals, make such a composition for a unitive balance.
The inspiration came from the sail of a ship.
The structure of the wood that I took from the street was quite wide and nice, it helped me imagining the hidden opened sail. So with a bunch of thin wires and sort of nails, I started hammerring and composing. It took a day and a night, working with it, revealed my man powers.
Well, finally it's done!
Though it needs some more finalizing, esp. in the end parts of the wood, need to be covered more with metals,
But I'm quite happy with this exploration!
Can you hear it? My metal wood is just shouting: "The sail has opened! Lets's voyage!!!"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What is Art?

A good friend of mine ever threw me a good question while we were entering an art exhibition...
We saw lots of artworks, from the most complicated to the simplest one.

He asked, "What is Art? And how to define a creation as an art rather than a "rubbish"?"
Well, I coudn't give my best answer at that time. I quite believed that it also depends on how you treat it. You put it in a gallery, than it looks more 'artsy'. You put it on the attic, then it could suddenly be nothing.

But after all this knowledge I gained from my study, I learn that art is EVERYWHERE.

It's not really about the place, but more about the message you bring into your artworks and how you execute it well.
Art interacts with your feeling.
It could surprise you, it makes you smile, sometimes makes you cry, or even could burn you in anger.

No matter how big or small that artwork is,
No matter where it is put, in a gallery or even on the street,
No matter wheter it is complicated or simple,
But as long as it has touched you into your very inside and inspire you to act,
Then it is ART.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Selamat datang angka 25

Selamat datang 7 januari selamat datang  usia 25. Takut tua tidak, hanya saja jadi merasa lebih bertanggung jawab atas hidup ini. Sudah seperempat abad, ya artinya harus lebih bijaksana dalam  bertindak, memilih dan menentukan masa depan, bahkan mungkin lebih dituntut untuk lebih berani mengambil keputusan.

Saya pikir 25 tahun adalah waktu yang tidak sebentar untuk membentuk karakter seseorang, pun berrefleksi pada diri saya sendiri yang telah melewati sedemikian tahap dan proses pembentukan hingga menjadi diri saya saat ini, ya lewat seni, traveling, lewat pendidikan, lewat keluarga dan pertemanan, juga lewat keterlibatan dalam pekerjaan sosial, saya rasa saya bisa tersenyum dan bersyukur atas kekayaan pengalaman yang boleh saya alami.

Namun dibalik semua itu ada begitu besar rasa syukur yang tak bisa dibendung. Syukur atas perlindungan berkat hikmat cinta dan pengalaman berharga selama 25 tahun terakhir saya berada di bumi ini. Mengingat ingat kembali pengalaman saya mulai dari kecil remaja sampai dewasa sekarang semuanya jadi terasa berarti dan semakin membuat saya percaya bahwa Tuhan itu dekat.