Andy Dewantoro – Half Full Half Empty, curated by Alia Swastika
12 - 30 Aug 2011
Formally trained as an architect at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Andy Dewantoro (b.1973, Indonesia) began his career as an artist with an interest and exploration of non figurative abstract painting. However, his interest in architecture was reignited after his travels to Europe, when he began painting a series of urban landscapes, consisting of buildings and constructions devoid of human presence, echoing a haunting impression of emptiness. This emptiness is further emphasised through his characteristic use of monochromatic, flat and washed out colours, resonating a sense of gloom amongst his viewers. Through this deliberate deletion of the human presence, Dewantoro's works seek to remind us of the distance between people and the artificial world which has now become the natural environment of urbanites.
FRIDAY, 12 AUGUST 2011, 8.00 PM
VALENTINE WILLIE FINE ART
1st Floor, 17 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA