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The Journey of Indonesian Painting : The Bentara Budaya Collection. Descpription : The Journey of Indonesian Painting, presents 200 selected paintings from the Bentara Budaya collection spanning the period from the 1940s through the last year of the twentieth century. Such a long time span enables the book to become a reference on what has happened within the Indonesian world of painting; and on what has and has not been archieved by the Indonesia painters recognized as eminent in their field, or by newly-emerging artist who have gained international reputations.
CP Open Biennale 2003: Interpellation. Description : The CP Foundation is an independent Indonesian-Washington based arts institution founded in 2001 with the objective to contribute to the widening of the world’s art platform. The 2003 CP Open Biennale is the first Biennale organised by the Foundation, bringing together artworks of 126 artists from Indonesia and abroad, through which it delivers the following aim: The practices of the contemporary visual art, as the logical development of the mainstream visual arts, now become dominant and are moving away from its initial spirit and theories. The awareness to replace the development of the visual arts as a part of the entire practices and theories of the visual arts becomes important for today. The theme of interpellation is chosen as a trigger to reconsider and question myriad concepts, understanding, conventions, and forms of domination. Forming its base are the belief and the critical attitude toward the various understandings that have so far been taken for granted. Images of works are accompanied by artist biographies and individual texts. Other participating artists included: Isabelle Cornaro, Janet Echelman, Carlo Ferraris, Brian McCutcheon, Julia Neuenhausen, Vincent Rossi, Filippo Sciascia, Gabriele Stellbaum, Rosemary Lakerink, Ken Pattern, Charles Schuster, Rosemary Lakerink, Ranger Mills, Carolla Vooges.
Modern Indonesian Art: From Raden Saleh to the Present Day. Description : This book is a comprehensive guide to Indonesian artists and their works, from the mid-19th century to the present day. The accompanying texts combine essential biographical data of the artists with selective descriptions of their work. Entries for the 305 artists are arranged in chronological order by birth date, showing a mix of various art movements, styles, periods and techniques. Each entry is accompanied by a single image. Includes preface by Soedarso SP.; foreword by Jim Supangkat; and introductory essay by Suwarno Wisetrotomo. Volume edited by Garrett Kam. With contributions by Agung Hujatnikajennong, Amir Sidharta, Farah Wardani, M. Dwi Marianto, Hendro Wiyantow, Agus Dermawan T., Arif Bagus Prasetyo, Djuli Djatiprambudi, Eddy Soetriyono, Efix Mulyadi, Rizki, A. Zaelani, Agus Burhan, Ipong Purnama Sidhi, Jean Couteau, Putu Wirata Dwikora, Mamannoor, Mikke Susanto, Herry Dim.
Jogja Art Fair. Description : This is a post-event catalogue of Jogja Art Fair which was part of Yogyakarta Arts Festival held from 15 June to 7 July 2008 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. With artist biographies.
69 Seksi Nian. Description : This catalogue was published on the occasion of the joint exhibition ’69 Seksi Nian’ held in commemoration of the 69th anniversary of Dr Oei Hong Djien. With artist biographies and short article by Soekeno.
CP Biennale 2013.
- Herly Gaya, born on April 12, 1967 in Blitar. Studied at Indonesia Institute of The Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta (BFA; 1991).
- There has been an immense change in Herly Gaya’s latest works. His paintings look more decorative and colorful. In some of them, depictions of objects and subject matters appear clearly. This is different from his previous paintings that showed more of the abstract tendencies, with brush strokes that were at times awkward, at times wild, and yet other times soft.In his later works, objects are composed punctiliously. Generally he depicts objects with decorative stylization, sometimes even with advanced stylization so that what appears at the end is merely ornamental. Naturally, the change happens not without reasons. If previously Herly was busy searching for the essence of painting and the essence of life, looking inward rather than outward, today he seems to start showing interests in the outside world. Many problems thus become interesting for him, from the trivial things such as nostalgia, imaginations, funny things from the daily life, to the graver problems such as those of the social and political spheres. Therefore his canvases are now more alive, colorful, and cheerful. Sometimes such nuances seem paradoxical with the social ‘matters’ that he wants to portray. This forms a dualism of sorts; on the one hand the paintings look cheerful, on the other, they reveal the darker parts of the social realities. This is evident, for example, in his work titled “Perempuan dan Penjaga” (“Woman and the Guard”) that is being displayed in this open biennale. In fact, the dualism was born from Herly Gaya’s own awareness. He says that his works in the last two years have been triggered by the awareness he calls ‘the pragmatic goal’. Perhaps by this he means a condition where paintings make their audience ‘aware’ of the various matters that the artist reveals. Herly Gaya considers this as a contribution towards the effort to make people aware of the existing problems, in order to make changes in the society. Yet, Herly Gaya also believes that his paintings should be easy to enjoy. Apparently, Herly realizes that to be able to captivate his audience, the paintings must first be interesting and enjoyable. Only then can he ask the audience to understand the real problem at hand. That is why Herly Gaya calls his painting as a ‘comforting therapy’. Naturally, the audience do not invariably arrive to a better understanding of the matters he presents, but still such possibility exists and provides the trigger for Herly to go on painting.The change of style and painting concepts of Herly Gaya has been interesting. We seem to watch how paintings that used to look essentialist, inward-looking, and philosophical, turn into paintings that seem superficial, cheerful, but at the same time depicting social problems. It must be admitted that the change has been interesting and advantageous for the painter, because now Herly Gaya appears to be more flexible as he creates his works, without the burden to search for the essential meaning of paintings – a problem that perhaps has no solution, or whose solution has perhaps been unnecessary. (by Asmudjo Jono Irianto).
- SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS : 2001 “Vegetarian”, Dirix Gallery, Yogyakarta.
- SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS : 1998 “Slot In The Box”, Cemeti Gallery, Yogyakarta. 1999 “ARCHETYPES”, Tramhuis Gallery, Den Haag; “HERLY GAYA and KOMRODEN HARO”, Paintings and Sculptures Dirix Gallery, Yogyakarta & Java Gallery, Jakarta; Java Gallery, Jakarta. 2000 Group Exhibitions, 678 Gallery, Jakarta. 2001 Group Exhibitions, Embun Gallery, Jakarta. 2002 Group Exhibitions, Padma Hotel, Denpasar, Bali; Group Exhibitions, NIK Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
- Herly Gaya, Seniman Indonesia, lahir di Blitar 1966. Ia menjalani pendidikan seni rupa di Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Jurusan Seni Lukis. Sejak tahun 1990 ia mulai aktif berpameran, tunggal maupun bersama, baik di dalam maupun di luar negeri.
Taman Budaya Yogjakarta.
- Herly adalah nama pemberian dari orangtuanya karena ayahnya menggemari motor Harley. Dibesarkan di Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat. Setiap karyanya selalu menampilkan sosok manusia sederhana “yang khas“. Apresiasi seni selalu diikutinya antara lain pada tahun 2001 tema “Vegetarian“ di Dirix Gallery Yogyakarta itu sebagian dari pameran tungggalnya.
- Pameran gabungannya antara lain tahun 2000 di Gallery 678 Jakarta, di Purna Budaya Jakarta. Pada tahun 2001 Pameran bertiga di embun Gallery Jakarta, tahun 2002 Pameran di Hotel PADMA Denpasar, tahun 2003 Pameran No Body di Mondecor Gallery Jakarta, pameran CP Biennalle Jakarta, tahun 2004 di Sunjin Gallery Singapore, dan pameran peluncuran buku Dr. Dei Hang Djien.
- Penghargan yang sudah di dapat adalah pada tahun 1990 Karya terbaik dari Institut Seni Indonesia. Pengalaman bekerjanya antara lain pada tahun 2001-2002 Melukis Mural di kediaman Dr. Oei Hong Djien, Magelang dikerjakannya sendirian.
Indonesian Visual Art Archive IVAA (Digital Archive of Indonesian Contemporary Art).
- Terdapat sebanyak 28 arsip karya Herly Gaya di Digital Archive of Indonesian Contemporary Art.
- Terdapat sebanyak 5 arsip Dokumen Buku tentang Herly Gaya Digital Archive of Indonesian Contemporary Art.