ApologizeBy Nugroho Heri Cahyono
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The pose in the painting is called 'sungkem'. Sungkem is a Javanese tradition in which younger people apologize to their elders by going down on their knees. The parents in this painting are depicted as the mother earth and we the children who have done many wrongs to her. Pollution and environmental damage are almost out of control. The Covid-19 period is the time for nature to recover and for us to apologize to mother earth.
Based in: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Nugroho Heri Cahyono is an Indonesian artist who is a bold proponent of the positive effects of modernization in societies. He believes that it is a progressive transition from a traditional to a modern society. His artworks are illustrations of his appreciation of technology, globalisation, democracy, development and most importantly, …
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