Gilang Fradika
December 11, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Together with Mizuma Gallery, Ruci Art Space proudly present
(UN) COVER, a solo exhibition by Gilang Fradika
Exhibition foreword by Faisal Kamandobat

Fantasy stories never lose their appeal, and so in the eyes of Gilang Fradika. The main strength of Gilang paintings lies in the narrative approach that combines mythology with reality, magical and witty characters with familiar and vernacular folklore stories, and moral commitment with contemporary and global fairy tales. With all these fantasy elements, we can feel in Gilang's paintings the sensation of a fairy tale in childhood, so wonderful and magical, full of pleasure and emotions, but with mature and deep reflections. The poetic, sensual and sentimental nuances form visual panoramas that make us stand longer in front of his works, to then enter the thoughts, dreams and inner sounds. -Faisal Kamandobat

Opening Reception
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
5 pm - 11 pm

Exhibition Period
12.11.19 - 12.01.20
Mon - Sun from 11 am - 7 pm

Ruci Art Space
Jalan Suryo #49

Gilang Fradika (B. 1988) lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Graduated from UNY (Yogyakarta state university) in 2012, he majored in Graphic Arts, Department of Fine Arts. His work tendency is present in two-dimensional medium, especially in Painting, and some etching prints as well as woodcut prints.

Gilang’s work is the process of understanding the interaction between creatures and the social response of people, with visual imagined objects (imaginary objects) as alternative forms and metaphors. These objects are present in many images: the anatomy of the human body, plants, animals, and occasionally slipping pop culture objects. Like collage actions, they accumulate and interact with each other.

2014 – 2nd Winner – Sketch Contest, Festival Heritage Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Short Listed Exhibition
2019 – INTENTION, PLEASE!, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2019 – Hopes & Dialogues in Rumah Kijang Mizuma, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2018 – The Primacy of Seeing, Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
2017 – Changing Perspective, ART|JOG|10, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2016 – Art Expo Malaysia 10th Edition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2016 – Pameran besar seni rupa #4, Taman Budaya Sulawesi Utara, Manado, Indonesia
2015 – (Solo Exhibition) – A long way and secret garden, Dgtmb Versus Project, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2015 – OSMOSIS, TAKSU Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
2015 – Pameran POSKAD SG50, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
2014 – Performance on OHP Lelagu #12, Penghujan, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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