Title : “New Construction”
Media : Oil & Color Permanentmarker on Canvas
Size : 60 cm x 90 cm
Year : 2015
Created Place : Yogyakarta
Rangga Jalu Pamungkas, or often called RJP, trying to invite us to entry and see the new realities that began construction by humans in this culture. Rangga's worries - so I call him - is a very common concern. When we saw the start mushrooming establishment of buildings, hotels, factories, and lack of land that gives an opportunity for the plant (for example) to stare and kept dreaming to continue our life on this earth.
The boy in the painting, which, if seen from the shape of the body and hair model, most likely is Rangga own. The boy - is narrated in the painting - as if he were seeing the acceleration of urbanization is very powerful, and which indirectly also touched the future (into three) plants are visible also enter and participate actively in the contemplation of the boy.
Urbanization consciously or unconsciously begin to haunt the future of nature as told by Rangga through his work can not be denied is new construction, construction where by human from previous civilizations could be called the designs that are imaginary. And real also, the design still considered to be chipped. Because of its position which would messing up the natural balance.
*(Fragment of curatorial text by Arizal Yosep; May 16, 2016, 09:57 AM, Yogyakarta-Indonesia)
- Arizal Yosep is an Independent Art Curator & Supervisor Staff at Redbase Art Foundation.
- The artwork status: in a collection, one of the art foundation in Yogyakarta, Indonesia