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b. 1987, Indonesia

Lugas Syllabus Biography

Lugas Syllabus (b. 1987, Indonesia) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is widely known for his paintings and sculptures that address the ironies and contradictions in modern and contemporary society. Woven into his pieces are narratives and iconography from pop culture, media and technology; coupled with memories and folklore. As part of the DISINI festival in Gillman Barracks from January to September 2018, Lugas used a rabbit-dragon hybrid to illustrate risk and how one cannot always wait for the perfect timing, but sometimes must dare to jump in to achieve results. Inspired by the action sequences depicted through the panels of comic books, he created a dynamic sculpture called Catch Yourself If You Can.

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The artist completed his undergraduate degree in painting at the Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) in Yogyakarta. His exhibitions incude Tomorrow Must Be Better at Element Art Space, Shanghai, China (2017); Natural Born Worker at Finale Art File in the Philippines (2017) and The Garden of Triumph at Art Stage Singapore (2016). He has participated in artist-in-residency programmes in Passau, Germany; Brisbane, Australia and Singapore. Awards he has garnered include the Artmajeur Art Award (Silver) in 2009 and the Second Heritage Winner for Portraits of Indonesia at the National Museum of Indonesia.

Lugas Syllabus Featured Artworks

Freedom After Freedom by Lugas Syllabus contemporary artwork
Lugas SyllabusFreedom After Freedom, 2019Ink, marker and acrylic on canson paper
77 x 97 cm
Chan + Hori Contemporary Contact Gallery
Home Afterlife by Lugas Syllabus contemporary artwork
Lugas SyllabusHome Afterlife, 2018Acrylic on linen
65 x 80 cm
Chan + Hori Contemporary Contact Gallery
Dark Forest No. 2 by Lugas Syllabus contemporary artwork
Lugas SyllabusDark Forest No. 2, 2018Acrylic on linen
150 x 200 cm
Chan + Hori Contemporary Contact Gallery

Lugas Syllabus Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group exhibition, Where the sidewalk ends: Curated by Deborah Lim at Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore
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22 February–26 April 2020 Group exhibition Where the sidewalk ends: Curated by Deborah Lim Chan + Hori Contemporary, SingaporeSingapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Lugas Syllabus, WE DANCE TOGETHER at Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore
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11 October–18 November 2018 Lugas Syllabus WE DANCE TOGETHER Chan + Hori Contemporary, SingaporeSingapore

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