Sin Sin Fine Art presents the solo exhibition of the Contemporary Indonesian artist Hanafi. The exhibition will show the artist’s most currently created artworks which witness the new move of the artistic creation from a spacing paradox to the new territories in his line of work.
Born in Purworejo (Central Java) 1960, Hanafi started his art training by studying at the SSRI (Secondary School of Art). He dropped out, went to Jakarta, worked at the President’s hotel in the capital as a handy man, became a billboard decorator, and finally in the early 1990, into a full-fledged artist. All this, the artist explains, like his artworks, happened as if “outside” his volition and yet he was fully aware of it.
Hanafi does not have any design when he paints, “What I have to ‘say’ in my paintings usually comes upon me for just a very few seconds, unexpectedly, just like a gift. This cannot be prepared nor engineered, but once it is there, it is a moment of happiness, which I think I have to share with others … If I had a ‘design’, what I expected would probably never take place.” Such a mix of “making-thinking” process goes into his painting and becomes a specific form of abstraction. In addition to painting, Hanafi also works on installation and participates in other art and culture activities.
“…[abstraction] enables the visually unexpected to happen. The canvas space can be filled with anything…it enables me to be true to myself…” said Hanafi.
catatan kuratorial: jean couteau galeri: hanafi solo exhibition, sin sin fine art sumber: sin sin fine art, hongkong