Sin Sin is grateful to collaborate with Komaneka Fine Art Gallery and Neka Art Museum Ubud, Bali to present the solo exhibition of the artist Hanafi, one of the most influential contemporary Indonesian artists, in Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong. The exhibition is held from 8 September to 7 October showcasing the artist’s most currently created artworks, which witness the new move of the artistic creation from a spacing paradox to the new territories in his line of work.
Born in Purworejo (Central Java) 1960, Hanafi started his art training by studying at the SSRI (Secondary School of Art). He dropped out, went to Jakarta, worked at the President’s hotel in the capital as a handy man, became a billboard decorator, and finally in the early 1990, into a full-fledged artist. All this, the artist explains, like his artworks, happened as if "outside" his volition and yet he was fully aware of it.
Hanafi does not have any design when he paints, "What I have to 'say' in my paintings usually comes upon me for just a very few seconds, unexpectedly, just like a gift. This cannot be prepared nor engineered, but once it is there, it is a moment of happiness, which I think I have to share with others … If I had a 'design', what I expected would probably never take place.” Such a mix of "making-thinking" process goes into his painting and becomes a specific form of abstraction. In addition to painting, Hanafi also works on installation and participates in other art and culture activities.
"...[abstraction] enables the visually unexpected to happen. The canvas space can be filled with anything…it enables me to be true to myself…"Hanafi.
Komaneka Fine Art Gallery was built in 1996 to share the experience of living with arts. The Gallery widely promotes young and contemporary artists –from Indonesia and abroad– through unique works that showed the world new and exciting visions of awareness. The name, Komaneka, celebrates two generations of a family dedicated to the acquisition and exhibition of one of the world’s finest collections of Indonesian and Balinese art.
Neka Art Museum was opened in 1982 and is named after a Balinese teacher Suteja Neka who collected paintings as a means of artistic documentation. Nowadays the museum has a great selection of works from many famous Balinese artists and expats who have lived here and influenced local artists. The museum’s collection is more than just a collection of fine art inspired by natural beauty, people, and culture of Bali. The high quality of the collection serves as a source of inspiration, information, research, and education for many people in Indonesia and from abroad.
Sin Sin Fine Art 很榮幸能與巴里島著名的Komaneka Fine Art Gallery 及Neka Art Museum 攜手合作於香港舉辦印尼當代畫家Hanafi的個人畫展，展示藝術家一批代表其藝術創作路上一個新里程的最新作品。
繪畫時，Hanafi從不會有任何預定的設計或草圖。「我想在我畫作上呈現的一切都是在數秒時間內發生的，這種不用預計的能力好像是上天給予的禮物，不可以預先準備或雕琢，它的出現，就好像是一刻的快樂，我當然很希望把這快樂與人分享… 如果我已預先有一個計劃，我想現在看到的結果是不可能出現的。」 這種「創作與思維」結合的過程成為了藝術家獨立的抽象表徵。此外，Hanafi 亦有裝置創作及參與其他文化藝術等活動。
Komaneka Fine Art Gallery 創辦於1996年，其創立宗旨是與人分享藝術生活的經驗。畫廊透過展示畫家對世界嶄新及使人興奮體驗的獨特作品，致力推薦來自印尼本土及國外的當代年青藝術家。畫廊更代表了家族兩代對收藏及展示世界最精緻印尼及巴里藝術的奉獻。
Neka Art Museum 創立1976年，並在1982年對外正式開放，館名是以創辦人Suteja Neka為名，他本來是學校的老師，收藏繪畫亦只是其藝術紀錄的一個方法。目前館內的收藏許多均是來自著名的巴里島藝術家及一些對本土藝術家有重要影響的外僑。這些藏品不但是一些受巴里島美麗大自然、人及文化所啟發的藝術，它們極高質素更成為印尼及海外人士一個靈感、資料搜集及教育的源頭。