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God of MedicineBy Nano Warsono

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US$ 7,500


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2020

Acrylic, Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 180cm (H) x 300cm (W) / 70.9" (H) x 118.1" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

In the artworks of Boredom Therapy,Nano Warsono has created a fictional world that brings surreal and imaginative experiences to the audience. These creative stories and journeys make out from this pandemic situation, make us believe that this world is still a better place to stay.
Nano’s God Of Medicine is about the irony of life and the ambiguity during this pandemic and the race to produce the first Covid-19 vaccine. Back to the past, every culture has their mythology and their gods, in the likes of Asclepius, ancient Greek God of Medicine, and Baosheng Dadi, Chinese God of Medicine, and closer to home, Java Bathara Aswan from the traditional puppet show. They all came into play in this painting, in Nano’s fusions of repertoire; a profusion of metaphors, juxtaposing the myth, the history and the fiction with all the modern characters and symbols

 



Artist Profile

Born: 1976
Hometown: Yogyakarta
Based in: Yogyakarta

Nano Warsono emphasis is on socio-political contexts. Nano’s art life process is about fictions and histories. He works with binaries of anti-capitalist, anti-materialist, anti-west position, on comparison of capitalism/materialist equal to economic and social ills, predator and victim, East versus West, etc. Nano may have influenced ideologically by post-colonial theories, …

 

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