• The Passages

    "THE PASSAGES" My First Solo Exhibition

    "I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full"

    - Arthur Ashe -

    For me, work of art is a presentation form to communicate the ideas to other peoples aesthetically. A value of art is yet perfectly gain if there's no interaction between audiences and an artwork. I believe the value of  an artwork will elevate if there's contact between the origin artist idea in his work against the audience perceptions.

    Meanwhile, the blissfulness of creating work of art is only belong to the related artist. Passions, Emotions, Intuition adventures, widespread of imagination clusters upon a creative process when an artwork is ongoing it's happen privately, and in a deep intimacy of an artist mind and soul.

    I love to paint, draw, and visualize whatever comes to my heart and mind. Sometimes, I feel the range is too wide. Too many wishes to take up everything. Either it's came from within me or outside.

    So that's why I have so many various thematic and styles. Traditional, digital, Graphic design, illustration, fine art, etc. I thought, it may even sporadic, irregular, and chaos. But I live it. I live this transition phase as a "Passages" of my art and life.

    This time, coincide with the celebration our beloved mother earth Indonesia independence day, finally I make up my mind to assign a theme for this exhibition. I hope this can reflected my internal issues and it's relation to the social and political situation around us. Moreover, after we pass the most mesmerizing election along our political history. Aren't we are in the middle of a transition? a process to moving trough passing a hard and confusing situations. I hope we take it as examinations. I hope with this "Passages", we will trained become a better humans kind.

    Denpasar, August 11th, 2014
    Arif Bahtiar



    Thank you.

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