Bones After Bones: Echo
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Yavuz Fine Art
51 Waterloo Street #03-01 Singapore 187969
Wedhar Riyadi is part of a generation of artists who came of age in an era of change in Indonesia, which saw the fall of the Suharto regime, the subsequent transition to democracy, and an increasing influx of Japanese and Western pop culture in local entertainment. With their strong lines, bright colours, and graphic pop/pulp imagery, we can see influence of street art, graffiti, and comic books in Riyadi's paintings and illustrations, combined with his own Javanese heritage.
In Bones After Bones: Echo, Riyadi examines the representation (or over-representation) of violence in mass media, not only in comic books and video games, television shows and movies, but also splashed across the newspaper headlines and dominating the evening news. In Riyadi's new paintings and installation work, human bones and skulls are laid out in repetitive patterns on colourful canvases to resemble traditional wallpaper print, or molded into everyday objects like dining tables. The juxtaposition of grotesque content and quotidian forms highlight the unsettling ubiquity of violent imagery in mass media.