Press Release : Solo Exhibition Triyadi Guntur Wiratmo “BETWEEN THE LINES”

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DATE                    : 10 – 23 April 2017
OPENING             : 10 April 2017 at 7 AM (D Building)
EXHIBITION         : 11 – 23 April 2017 at 10 AM – 6 PM
                                *Close on National Holidays
LOCATION           : National Gallery of Indonesia (D Building)
ORGANIZER         : Rachel Gallery, Jakarta (cooperation with the National Gallery of Indonesia)
ARTIST                  : Triyadi Guntur Wiratmo
WORKS                  : 10 paintings (mix media)
CURATOR             : Rizki A. Zaelani
ARTIST TALK        : 22 April 2017, at 3 PM – 5 PM (D Building)


Guntur’s paintings have a tendency of the drawings’ force and tries to frame the visual interaction process with the observers under the themes that he collects from kinds of life events that are generally associated with experience and understanding of history. Artworks of Guntur Triyadi, who is also widely known as an experienced illustrator, immediately feel communicative and invite everyone to participate in the image of socio-cultural situation at present. These works as if tries to bring back our memories in moments of history currently living in a frame of meaning that is no longer exactly the same. The power of artworks’ expression is one thing; while the response from visitors is another thing; Guntur invites everyone to discover and enjoy their own conclusion towards his artworks. To me, he actually illustrates a kind of way of understanding or acceptance towards the issue of present situation which is not easy to explain clearly. Guntur is not only an accomplished illustrator, but also an artist who tries to grope important function of artistic expression to his life, also the social and cultural sensitivities that value significantly. 

The title “Between The Lines” does not only mean idiomatically as ‘something implicit’, as we are invited to see what is invisible within Guntur’s paintings; but also a ‘demonstration’ for this kind of experience to enjoy discipline, harmony, and skills in contrast and stacked lines created intensely. The visual expression does have a different characteristic of conveying power by using a system of textual language expression; visual messages that are iconic (in the form of realistic illustrations) do not only directly communicate the intention, but at the same time more open to be interpreted actively as well. Illustrations of figures by Guntur are not enough if only be answered with understanding and conclusion that are closed or final. Various expressions implied in each work - which seem to be satirical and dramatic - will continue to invite someone to be involved in knowing and feeling the depth of problems implicit on the surface of his canvas. These works are interesting because they will not only bring someone to passage of times (past and present); but also put each response in a close interaction and close within the conclusion space which are objective but also subjective at the same time.

Rizki A. Zaelani | Kurator