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Entang Wiharso

Portrait in front of Art History, 2016

Aluminium, Car Paint, Resin, Color Pigment, Thread, Polyurethane Coating
66 1/10 × 44 1/10 in
168 × 112 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Berlin
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A3 Arndt Art Agency
Berlin
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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.

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Berlin
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Courtesy: the artist and A3

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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

Portrait in front of Art History, 2016

Aluminium, Car Paint, Resin, Color Pigment, Thread, Polyurethane Coating
66 1/10 × 44 1/10 in
168 × 112 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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location
Berlin
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