Entang Wiharso, ‘Perfect Mirror’, 2013-2014, A3 Arndt Art Agency
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Entang Wiharso

Perfect Mirror, 2013-2014

Oil color on mirror, aluminum, thread, resin, color pigment
86 3/5 × 129 9/10 in
220 × 330 cm
Edition 1/2 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$75,000 - 100,000
Location
Berlin, London
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About the work
A3 Arndt Art Agency
Berlin, London

Courtesy: the artist and A3

Artist Statement:
This work came out of a conversation between my wife …

Medium
Sculpture
Entang Wiharso
Indonesian, b. 1967
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Leading contemporary Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso produces poignant, provocative paintings and sculptures, in which, as he describes, he depicts “the condition of humans who are often divided by complex, multilayered political, ethnic, racial, and religious systems: they co-exist yet their communication is limited and indirect.” In making his works, Wiharso begins with his own experiences, which he combines with references to Indonesian and Western folklore and literature, contemporary culture, and current events. Cartoonish human figures are central to his work. They make love, dream, attack and are attacked in lush, tangled natural and manmade landscapes. In his words: “Figures are interconnected by…ornamental vegetation, tongues, tails, intestines, animal skin patterns, fences and detailed landscapes.” Through such complicated entanglements, Wiharso reveals the hidden beliefs, pressures, and prejudices that have shaped the way humans have (mis)perceived each other throughout time and across cultures.

Entang Wiharso, ‘Perfect Mirror’, 2013-2014, A3 Arndt Art Agency
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About the work
A3 Arndt Art Agency
Berlin, London

Courtesy: the artist and A3

Artist Statement:
This work came out of a conversation between my wife and I about Samuel Sewall, renown as a judge in the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts in 1692. The notable aspect of Sewall’s life that attracted me to his story was his realization and acceptance of the terrible …

Medium
Sculpture
Entang Wiharso
Indonesian, b. 1967
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Leading contemporary Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso produces poignant, provocative paintings and sculptures, in which, as he describes, he depicts “the condition of humans who are often divided by complex, multilayered political, ethnic, racial, and religious systems: they co-exist yet their communication is limited and indirect.” In making his works, Wiharso begins with his own experiences, which he combines with references to Indonesian and Western folklore and literature, contemporary culture, and current events. Cartoonish human figures are central to his work. They make love, dream, attack and are attacked in lush, tangled natural and manmade landscapes. In his words: “Figures are interconnected by…ornamental vegetation, tongues, tails, intestines, animal skin patterns, fences and detailed landscapes.” Through such complicated entanglements, Wiharso reveals the hidden beliefs, pressures, and prejudices that have shaped the way humans have (mis)perceived each other throughout time and across cultures.

Entang Wiharso

Perfect Mirror, 2013-2014

Oil color on mirror, aluminum, thread, resin, color pigment
86 3/5 × 129 9/10 in
220 × 330 cm
Edition 1/2 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$75,000 - 100,000
Location
Berlin, London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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