Komaneka Fine Art Gallery presents unique works of art in early 2017. They are the result of scratch of an eccentric artist named Hanafi who comes to offer the exhibition concept without distance. His paintings are put on a table, can be held and be viewed and vice versa. His works give space to visitors
Komaneka Fine Art Gallery presents unique works of art in early 2017. They are the result of scratch of an eccentric artist named Hanafi who comes to offer the exhibition concept without distance. His paintings are put on a table, can be held and be viewed and vice versa. His works give space to visitors so as to participate inside it. They are totally new and contemporary in nature.
His solo exhibition entitled ‘Home by a New Road’ presents the artwork with the series of # 1-160, with the medium of crayon on cardboard sizing 13 x 23cm. The paintings are lined up neatly and stacked partly random, but offer a high artistic value. While six paintings in big size are attached and a large one painted directly on the wall is filled with the meaning.
All the works are deliberately made to be exhibited at the gallery located on Jalan Monkey Forest Ubud. Previously, there was the process of strengthening the idea with Koman Wahyu Suteja, the owner of Komaneka Fine Art Gallery, making it more creative and expressive. It prefers the composition, color and the rest is form. To Hanafi, a house is not only as a space, but also as a journey of spirituality and divinity in finding spatial creativity.
This exhibition is similar to the flashback of Hanafi through a new road in Bali as a home that leaves a trail of inner maturity and creativity. It is the path leading to his home or another home. Similarly, Komaneka Art Gallery with a major share becomes the home to exhibition that is always warm and open to the artists.
Koman Wahyu Suteja said that the artist Hanafi is quiet and intellect. Though becoming a taciturn figure, when invited to speak he will certainly take it seriously. For this exhibition, Hanafi seems very happy and not to feel any burden. The ideas are born from himself, but previously have been in talks or chats with Komaneka. “Regarding this exhibition, we’ve discussed with Hanafi at the beginning of 2016,” he said.
According to Koman Wahyu Suteja, the artists who will be exhibiting at his gallery must be known in advance. They have the same idea and work uniquely tailored to small and strategic exhibition venue. “Within a year, we usually hold as much as three exhibitions. When holiday season comes, it is time to create a tourist attraction in Ubud. In addition to local community, especially the lovers and actors of the art, this exhibition also serves as a tourist attraction that can be seen by foreign travelers,” he said.
Since the exhibition was opened on January 7 and lasts until February 7, several works of Hanafi have been sold. The works were purchased by collectors from overseas. “I myself have a lot of collectors who do admire the works of local painters,” he concluded. (BTN/015)