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Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 50.0cm(H) x 40.0cm(W) / 19.7"(H) x 15.7"(W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
This painting titled “Face Expression” by artist Doni Kabo is part of a 7-part series that visualises the conflict that an artist faces when artistry becomes a commercial entity. The side effects of commercialisation that has in turn commercialized the soul, and made it ‘common’ hence losing its true potential. Kabo seeks to highlight how artistry is not a proportional natural quality anymore but has become a ground for public validation, complex story telling or simple abstraction through this painting. The sad, but inevitable truth, that artistry has succumbed to environmental, aesthetical and technical factors is also highlighted.
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Based in: Yogyakarta
The inspiration of Doni Kabo comes from his relatives and also Ugo Untoro , one of the high end artist in Indonesia and Yogyakarta. Kabo does not have any family member, who was also a painter, but his grandfather was a traditional architect, his father was a civil engineer and his mom is a musician. And yet, Kabo’s wife is also a music player who most encourage him much in art .
Many of Kabo’s works are built in the form of collages (paper, etc.) mixed with other tools on canvas. Kabo does not have specialization on one specific genre. He mostly conceptualizes his painting as a social critic and as a visualization of daily life social realism.
2003 Longest mural in Paramadina University Jakarta
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