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do we have to arm our self?

do we have to arm our self?


Do We Have to Arm Our Self
200 x 150 cm (3 panels)
Charcoal & oil on canvas
Portrait series with weapons, there are Salvador Dali, Andi Warhol, Jimmy Hendrix. Even with a white background, three figures of those artists were made dark transparent. There are two visual text occurred in these three works, they are artists and weapons. It seems like the artists do not only represent the visual artists but also artists in general. The weapon has the connotation of self-defense or even killing machine. Initially this idea was obtained by Gus Purwa when he saw cases of artists’ works which were vandalized by religious dissemble community organization because it didn’t suit their ideology. Gus Purwa has an assumption that an artist should arm himself, in this case it is not a verbal weapon like guns, swords and others but with ideological vision.
  • Category : PAINTING
  • Year : 2016
  • Size : 150(W) x 200(H) cm
  • Materials : charcoal, oil on canvas
  • Posting : 2017. 06. 22

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Zak Heath

Dope In every way
2017. 12. 05


I love this Photo ! Very beautiful !
Great Job!
2017. 12. 05

Vanya Allmeida

The mythical contents are portrayed in geometric style. This leads to the deep mood that the piece is delivering to me.
2017. 10. 31

Prem Singh

I really like the witty contents but it seems to contrast to its extreme style and miserable feeling.
2017. 09. 04

Edy Asmara Asparanggi

This artwork presents in expressive style with sociopolitical contents. Together, it creates provoking feeling.
2017. 08. 28

Yette Roa

2017. 08. 03

Sadan AmAn

The restricted atmosphere elaborates the plain style of art with narrative contents.
2017. 07. 31

Aska Jrx

This artwork’s calm feeling is maximized with its dramatic contents and tacky style.
2017. 07. 31