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.