Contemporary Mantera is a group exhibition displaying a provocative statement and manifestos about the latest Asian contemporary art scene by the Tenggara artists. Mantera, in Malay are spells that used by shaman and also the was word taken from the poetry by Sutardji Calzoum Bachri wrote in late 1990s.
The nine artists in group act as a culture interpreter and as an artist conceptually develops a new perspective, symbols, signs and an artistic language's to propose a manifesto of the Asian aesthetics. They believe that new art history in the future will always attach the changes of social and remains the cultural relations.
TENGGARA Art group is presented by Agus 'baqul' Purnomo, Heri Purwanto, Luddy Astagis, Suryadi Suyamtina, Januri, Sumbul Pranov, Dadi Setiyadi, Yaksa Agus and Saftari. The exhibition curated by Argus FS and art writing by Rain Rosidi.
Banyak Anak Banyak Rejeki / 2014 / Acrylic on canvas / 145 x 145 cm
Hospitality / 2014 / Acrylic on canvas / 125 x 150 cm
Goldy Culture / 2015 / 250 pieces 24c - gold plated & airbrush on fibreglass / Variable dimensions
Floating Land; Now and Tomorrow #3 / 2014 / Acrylic, pencil & marker on canvas / 125 x 145 cm
Floating Land; Now and Tomorrow #1 / 2014 / Acrylic, pencil & marker on canvas / 150 x 150 cm
Harmony / 2014 / Acrylic on canvas / 130 x 150 cm
Agus 'Baqul' Purnomo
Hujan Emas di Ujung Gunung / 2015 / Wood, gold chrome, steel & acrylic on canvas / 175 x 70 cm (triptych)
Musim Akhir Tahun / 2015 / Acrylic on canvas / 120 x 150 cm
The Kings / 2015 / Acrylic on canvas / 150 x 200 cm
Serat Kekancingan 1-5 / 2015 / Acrylic on neat leather / 25 x 20 cm
Serat Kekancingan - Raden Prabangkara / 2014 / Mixed media on canvas / 80 x 62 cm
Cik Gu dan Astronot / 2014 / Acrylic on canvas / 180 x 145 cm
Precious Little Things / 2015 / Acrylic & airbrush on fibreglass / 9 x 10 x 25 cm (each)
Stick with Love / 2014 / Acrylic & airbrush on fibreglass / 20 x 40 x 42 cm
The Golden Journey / 2015 / Acrylic on canvas / 121 x 122.5 cm