Painting : Borobudur II (Srihadi Sudarsono - 1982)

Title : "Borobudur II"

Artist : Srihadi Sudarsono

Year : 1982

Oil on canvas.

Dimension : 95 x 140 cms.

To Srihadi Soedarsono, painting is a process of empathy founded on love and caring. It is achieved through a meditative frame of mind, a process of crystallisation of dialogues between the psyche and the mobility of thoughts that transform hopes and expectations into a new reality. To him, creativity is self-actualisation, a long process of understanding the nature of the self where the demands for honesty will be reflected in the art produced. His works become a kind of cultural dialectic that answers some of society’s hopes.

The work “Borobudur II” (1982) departs from the theme of natural scenery, with expectations and an endeavor to approach and enter into the realm of reflection. He captured the majesty of past of human subservience to their creator, symbollised with Borobudur. The blue of the sky and the green of the earth represents harmony of relations between human and other beings on earth.