Statement

 

My art works in painting and drawing are a reflection of my interest in non-objective representation of colors that illustrate nature, the vibrant and complex life of cities, and countries as habitats with different cultures and colorful influences. 

 

I used mostly acrylic as a medium since it gives the immediate result of layering and vibrant colors and allows me to combine with other types of mediums. I have utilized the methods of layering and abstraction.  These methods are used to present organic shapes as well as certain rigid structures.  The illusion of certain rigid structures emerges and subsides through the depths of vibrant organic shapes. I am able to create quite large paintings through the use of acrylic in order to capture swift gestures which convey continuous energy and spontaneity. The progression of color and style are rendering the state of mind or mood at times. They also announce the freedom of having intimate moments with a variety of colors without the inhibition that fears and doubts  could have on the process.  

 

In juxtaposition to the large format paintings, the series of small paintings offers the deeper colors of oil paint. These paintings reconcile asymmetrical composition within constrained space with the poised balance achieved  through the varied use of visible brushstrokes and organic shapes of shimmering overlapping colors.

 

I also incorporated different types of media such as paper and pumice stones into my paintings to enhance the textures. As in my drawings, the combination of collage, oil pastels, charcoals and comte are utilized to create complexity of colors and textures. 

 

 

    Bio

 

Born in Pranap, North Sumatera and has been primarily living and working in New York City since 2004

 

Education

2014 Intensive Art at National Academy and Museum School, New York

2010  Graduate of B.A degree in Studio Art at Hunter College, CUNY 

2005  Associate degree in Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales, Providence, RI

 

 

Solo exhibitions

2014  "EUPHORIA", Solo exhibition at National Academy Museum and School, New York,NY

          

Group exhibitions

2015 Open Call, Lorimoto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

         "NYC Salon Showcase: A Weekend At The Old Gem", Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

         "New Harmony" 143 East 34th Street Street, #9N, New York, NY

2014  "I am that I am that I am", 75th Street Studio, New York, NY 

           "Creative Mischief" Pop- Up exhibition, National Academy Museum and School, New York,NY

2013  "People's Choice All Mediums Salon Show" Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

          "Creative Mischief: Pop-up Art Exhibition, National Academy Museum and School, New York, NY

          "Asian Influences and Dreams" Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY

2012  "Emigre", Gallery Ehva, Provincetown, MA   

          "Art Takes Times Square", New York, NY 

2011   "Group Exhibition "Larry Collins Fine art Gallery, Provincetown, MA         

           "Members 12x12 Exhibition and Silent Auction",  Provincetown  Art Association and Museum, MA

2010   “Art as you like it”, Hunter college CUNY, New York, NY

 

 

Art Residency

2009 Vermont Studio Center, VT

 

Biographical listings:

Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges 2005