The Art of Agapetus Kristiandana

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011
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Obviously, we see a lot of art here, but these pieces seen last night by Indonesian painter and sculptor artist Agapetus Kristiandana caught our attention. The works, although humorous in appearance, are often highly political and metaphors of human conditions.

The piece above, In Memorium, obviously has quite a clear message, but impresses us even more is the fact that this is made with aluminum. Born and still residing in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, we kept reading that Agapetus likes to portray animals in fantastical forms, his favorite subjects being cows and pigs.

We like the spirit of the work, a true rebellious artist creating an interesting, provocative body of artwork.

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