Bones after Bones: Echo
Wedhar Riyadi questions the prevalence of violence in our world in his new exhibition at Yavuz Fine Art Gallery
Violence is everywhere in our world; on newspaper headlines, in movies, comic books and videogames, it has become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives whether we realize it or not. Bones After Bones: Echo confronts the over-representation of, and subsequent desensitization to, violence and gore in popular culture. Since 2007, Riyadi has been interested in depictions of violence both in popular culture, and in Indonesia’s socio-political life. He was a part of a generation of artists who came of age in an era of change in Indonesia, which saw the fall of the Suharto regime, the subsequent transition to democracy, and an increasing influx of Japanese and Western popular culture in local entertainment.
In Bones After Bones: Echo, Riyadi juxtaposes form and content to highlight the disturbing ubiquity of violent imagery in mass media. The works feature ornamental still life paintings of skulls arranged in repetitive patterns like traditional wallpaper prints, human bones shaped like house plants and painted human bone sculptures served on delicate dinner plates. The exhibition will be on show at Yavuz Fine Art Gallery until 12 July 2014.
Yavuz Fine Art
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