Gajah Gallery is pleased to announce our first ever showing at the prestigious West Bund Art & Design, which annually hosts over 100 of the world's leading art galleries. For Shanghai's premier art event, Gajah Gallery will feature an exceptional line-up of works by some of the most renowned contemporary artists in Southeast Asia. This year's edition will be held from 7 - 10 November at the West Bund Art Center, Shanghai.
In Shanghai, the Gallery will showcase new works Rudi Mantofani and Yunizar—founding members of the Jendela Art Group, widely considered Indonesia's most prominent art collective. A master of multiple mediums, Yunizar's practice is ever-expanding; here, he presents his latest series of paintings and bronzes, intuitively articulated with boundless creativity.
Alongside them, we will be featuring works by several of Singapore's most renowned women artists: Suzann Victor and Jane Lee. Both artists have produced new works in collaboration with Yogya Art Lab (YAL), a foundry and production house subsidiary of the Gallery. YAL is a platform which teams prominent and emerging artists with local craftsmen to produce works across various mediums, such as bronze, resin, aluminium, and glass; broadening their oeuvre and boosting their artistic potential.
For West Bund, Victor will premiere a new work from her acclaimed series of crushed stained-glass sculptures, endowing their subjects with an ethereal quality, transforming the surface to reach the viewer as a prayer of light.Also showing with Gajah is rising Indonesian star Erizal As, presenting new paintings exploring the themes of extinction, corruption and the loss of identity, through the subtle changing language of the abstract. Joining him is Bali-based, American artist Ashley Bickerton, featuring new artworks that explore the Western fetishization of the 'exotic' through satirical imagery of the tourist as an 'alien in paradise'.
At West Bund, as the paragon dealer of Southeast Asian art, Gajah Gallery brings together prominent contemporary artists from the region: Ashley Bickerton (USA), Erizal As (Indonesia), Jane Lee (Singapore), Jigger Cruz (Philippines), Rudi Mantofani (Indonesia), Suzann Victor (Singapore), Uji 'Hahan' Handoko (Indonesia) and Yunizar (Indonesia)