RUCI Art Space presented GOT PAPER? An exhibit of work by five artists—Yeo Kaa, Natisa Jones, Feransis, Eddie Hara, and Abenk Alter—who explored paper through drawings, paintings and collage. The exhibit was held from 27 July to 2 Sept.
The exhibit focused on paper, believed to be among the guiding principles among many artists’ practice. Introduced early in their life as a form of childhood activities, many experience what they later recall as freedom and fearlessness in self-expression.
Through the progression of time each artist develops a personal relationship to paper as a medium. Some of the artists delve into their artistic process to express similarly as they would in a diary, while others utilise it as a system of sorts. Deliberating a diverse intent and subject matter to realise a realistic imitation of their imagination.
Yeo Kaa, a Manila based artist, reflected her imaginative reality gone awry where she harboured fantasies of annoying acts. Natisa Jones of Bali considered the medium as a way of capturing the urgency of her thoughts to further her self-search. Feransis, a Jakarta based artist created a flexible framework of a witty sculpture when working with his paper collage. He probed at the visual abstraction of popular comics.
Eddie Hara, from Basel, described his political and social view through his distinct bizarre and humorous lowbrow art creatures. Jakarta based Abenk Alter moved through material and immaterial dialogues of spirituality and daily account in search of harmony.
RUCI aims to amplify and nurture the rising awareness of art in Indonesia’s evolving diverse culture; to serve as a bridge between artists and public by providing a space to experiment, develop, and transform ideas into representative symbols and objects. RUCI acts as a medium for our cultural identity that represents today’s generation.