Mizuma Gallery presents Mizuma Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with featured artists. Artist in feature here is Jogja-based artist, Gilang Fradika.
Born in Majenang, Central Java, in 1988, Gilang Fradika graduated from UNY (Yogyakarta State University), Department of Fine Arts, with a major in Graphic Arts in 2012. Tune in to learn more about Gilang Fradika and his recent exhibition “(UN)COVER” at RUCI Art Space, Jakarta, which ran from 11 Dec 2019 to 12 Jan 2020.
For “(UN)COVER” exhibition, curator & writer Faisal Kamandobat wrote that “The main strength of Gilang’s paintings lies in the narrative approach that combines mythology with reality, magical and witty characters with familiar and vernacular folklore stories, and moral commitment with contemporary and global fairy tales. With all these fantasy elements, we can feel in Gilang’s paintings the sensation of a fairy tale in childhood, so wonderful and magical, full of pleasure and emotions, but with mature and deep reflections. The poetic, sensual and sentimental nuances form visual panoramas that make us stand longer in front of his works, to then enter the thoughts, dreams and inner sounds.”
Installation view of “(UN)COVER”, a solo exhibition by Gilang Fradika at RUCI Art Space, Jakarta, 2019.
Image courtesy of RUCI Art Space.