Ocula MagazineContentsView All
Featured ContentView All
Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

Fade out copy.
Read More
MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
Sponsored Content | Mazzoleni Gallery
Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

Fade out copy.
Read More

Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo

b. 1978, Indonesia

Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo was born in 1978, in Bandung, Indonesia. He studied fine art at Bandung Institute of Technology, graduating in 2001, and earned an MFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, in 2005. Sunaryo is dedicated to painting, pushing its boundaries with innovative techniques. He distills a passion for comic books, science fiction, and Japanese manga into abstract compositions animated by dynamic gesture, entropic progression, and alternating centrifugal and centripetal forces that gather and disperse pigments over the surface of his paintings. Rejecting the paintbrush in favor of direct application with his hands, Sunaryo then moved on to industrial methods. In 2008, his impatience with the prolonged drying time of oil paint, further protracted by the layered density of his application, led him to experiment with pigmented resin, which has become his signature material. In its natural, plant-derived form, resin connects with age-old methods of preservation, notably used in ancient Egyptian mummification and varnishes. Sunaryo uses synthetic resins to cast sleek, futuristic objects, combining the traditional and contemporary significance of this material with the aesthetic heroism of Abstract Expressionism.

In the series Cyan Magenta Yellow Black (2010), Sunaryo used only the base palette of mechanical color reproduction to make his expressionist abstractions. In the series Frozen Stratum (2012), he further developed his compositions to include layers of digital photographic material. The multiple planes in his poured resin paintings generate a curious dimensional quality, as a sequence of components becomes a flat, pristine, and unified composition. The material’s glossiness retains the trace of its fluid state. Sunaryo’s paintings capture shifts between solid and liquid, static and animated, synthetic and natural, and are rooted in the embrace of chance. In some works, what is ultimately displayed is the “underside” of the composition; when the resin dries, Sunaryo separates the painting from the ground and flips it over to reveal the finished work. Another way he attains flatness is by pressing glass against the still-wet resin, unpredictably altering the composition. Motivated in part by concerns around the waste products of such processes, Sunaryo has recently begun to repurpose resin remainders as material for sculptures.

Source: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Fade out copy.
Read More

Featured Artworks

Slevin by Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo contemporary artwork
Arin Dwihartanto SunaryoSlevin, 2019 Two part installation; sculpture: pigmented resin; painting: resin and digital print mounted on wooden panel
Simon Lee Gallery
Mounga by Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo contemporary artwork
Arin Dwihartanto SunaryoMounga, 2019 Volcanic ash and polyester resin mounted on wooden panel
273.5 x 196 x 5 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Montez by Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo contemporary artwork
Arin Dwihartanto SunaryoMontez, 2019 Volcanic ash and resin mounted on wooden panel
218.5 x 212 x 5 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Kaliasa by Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo contemporary artwork
Arin Dwihartanto SunaryoKaliasa, 2019 Volcanic ash and polyester resin mounted on wooden panel
245 x 196 x 5 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Jabalah by Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo contemporary artwork
Arin Dwihartanto SunaryoJabalah, 2019 Volcanic ash, resin and digital print mounted on wooden panel
196 x 158 x 5 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Ashfall #11 by Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo contemporary artwork
Arin Dwihartanto SunaryoAshfall #11, 2019 Volcanic ash and resin mounted on wooden panel
165 x 122 x 5 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Ajanabh by Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo contemporary artwork
Arin Dwihartanto SunaryoAjanabh, 2019 Volcanic ash, resin and digital print mounted on wooden panel
158 x 196 x 5 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Brain Freeze #2 by Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo contemporary artwork
Arin Dwihartanto SunaryoBrain Freeze #2, 2017 Mixed media on wooden panel
197 x 159 x 5 cm
Simon Lee Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo, Argo at Simon Lee Gallery, London
Closed
4 April–1 June 2019 Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo Argo Simon Lee Gallery, London

In Related Press

ARGO, ARIN DWIHARTANTO SUNARYO Related Press ARGO, ARIN DWIHARTANTO SUNARYO Art Asia Pacific : 29 May 2019

Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo has always been an experimental painter. Having set aside the paintbrush in favor of his hands early on in his near-two-decade-long career, and later moving to more industrial methods using tools and resins, he rejected paint altogether in 2008.

Fade out copy.
Read More
Understand, utilise, uplift: 3 Southeast Asian artists presented by Silverlens x ROH Projects, Jakarta Related Press Understand, utilise, uplift: 3 Southeast Asian artists presented by Silverlens x ROH Projects, Jakarta Art Radar : 25 August 2016

Art Radar profiles three internationally-recognised Southeast Asian artists presented in an exhibition curated by Filipino artist Gary-Ross Pastrana in Jakarta. The works on show demonstrate a thorough understanding and exploration of materials, which has resulted in unconventional and cross-cultural forms.Known to expand notions of contemporary...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Inaugural Art Stage Jakarta shows the best of Indonesian art Related Press Inaugural Art Stage Jakarta shows the best of Indonesian art Art Radar Journal : 16 August 2016

Held at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel, the inaugural edition of Art Stage Jakarta featured 33 international galleries from Asia, Europe and the United States, and 16 local galleries. In addition there were a number of supported events, such as talk shows, seven private VIP tours of collector’s homes, public artworks and two...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Volcanic Ash Mixes With Resin at Sunaryo Show in Berlin Related Press Volcanic Ash Mixes With Resin at Sunaryo Show in Berlin Blouin ArtInfo : 1 October 2015

Volcanic ash. Hardened resin. Reflective surfaces. Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo uses unusual materials. ARNDT in Berlin showcases the artist’s unique blend of technical and artistic prowess. Sunaryo’s compositions are large-scale, abstract works. The Indonesian artist uses the resin as a substitute for canvas, covering it with layers...

Fade out copy.
Read More

Be among the first to know when new artworks and exhibitions by Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo are added to Ocula.

WeChat

Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.

Scan to follow Ocula on WeChat.
iCal GoogleYahooOutlook