Arti & Siobhan

Jakarta, 20 - 22 April 2017, Ciputra Artpreneur Gallery

The “Arti and Siobhan: A Conversation Between a Potter and a Painter” exhibition was held from April 20-22 at the Ciputra Artpreneur Gallery, leaving audiences mesmerized by the fluid communication between the two female expatriate artists, Arti Gidwani and Siobhan King.

Siobhan King’s series of works charters a Indonesian journey in search of the illusive Komodo dragon and man’s endless quest for more metaphorical “dragons”. As the wife of an Ambassor, she has travelled the world most of her career, and each posting starts a new journey in her artistic repititore. Titled “Chasing Dragon s”, the series is a critique of man’s greed and brutality in an uncertain world. Meanwhile, “Inadvertent Facelessness” are the subjects of Arti Gidwani’s series. From faceless forms to life size figures, humans Arti’s artworks were created to convey the concept that facelessness is an unfortunate truth of humanity. There have been many research studies that show in a world of 7 billion faces, the average person can recognize more than a few hundred without prompting. With social media and the overload of images in our news feed, we are expanding our number of acquaintances but with little or no inter-action.

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