Updated: Nov 25, 2021
In this Lugas Syllabus Solo Exhibition, the artist would like to convey a message to everyone through his artworks that we will keep striving forward regardless of the current situation. All the good may unfold when " I see you" through the artworks and also seeing the artworks through your view. The story shall repeatedly begin, for the upcoming journeys ahead that we will keep going through. Seeing the future through belief for thousands of memories. Yes, we still have time.
Take a look at a couple of examples of his artworks which will be presented in his solo exhibition at Gallery Weekend Beijing 2021.
A Pair of "ISLAND OF WARRIOR - KING & ISLAND OF WARRIOR - QUEEN"
These artworks depict a tenacity that is born from two human traits, which are might and compassion. This pairing bull is representing a depiction of a couple who strives on their battlefield.
Island of Warrior - King
Oil on Linen
While they are battling to live their life, the couple was blessed by divine entities depicted in the shape of angelic wings. Human life often puts us in the middle of an intersection of choices with multiple obstacles along the way. As human beings, we may choose to keep struggling while moving forward and act like warriors, represented by these bulls in the picture or giving up and left-behind.
Island of Warrior - Queen
Oil on Linen
Lugas Syllabus is a contemporary emerging young artist from Indonesia. He is widely known for his paintings and sculptures that address the ironies and contradictions in modern and contemporary society. Woven into his pieces are narratives and iconography from pop culture, media, and technology, coupled with memories and folklore. Taking socio-political observations, he weaves his own narratives, crystallizes them through his iconography, and unravels his own contexts of astonishing scenarios, characters, tensions, and relationships. The viewer becomes disoriented, unsure of their humor or gruesomeness, as they are absorbed and settled into the nebulous logic proposed. Much like the interconnected world we now live in, his works channel the hyper-distraction that reflects our current modernity, making one distracted and fixated.