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Fitrajaya Nusananta's Solo Exhibition "Memoir of the Old Master"

Fitrajaya Nusananta's paintings are on display at Soekarno-Hatta Gallery's "Memoir of the Old Master" show, which was organized in partnership with Kunstkring Art Gallery. The show will take place at the Kunstkring Art Gallery in Menteng, Central Jakarta, from December 19th to January 26th, 2022.


" Fitra will exhibit around 40 works from the pop art and contemporary art genres," Andreas Gunawan, proprietor of the Soekarno Hatta Gallery in Blitar, told the press. He hopes to present the audience one of Indonesian artists' "pearls" through this exhibition. "The soft opening is on January 19th, and the grand opening is on January 8, 2022," Andreas continued.


Fitra is a complete artist, according to Andreas Gunawan. He investigates the realm of research in addition to developing talents via formal schooling. "Among other things, each of his paintings has an atmosphere of spirituality about it. Koko, as she is known, adding, "An aura that is formed through the conflict of sentiments while working."


Fitrajaya Nusananta - Venus In The Van Gogh Sunflower Field (2021)


Fitra, on the other hand, believes that paintings may be classified as a loud 'sound' since it is interpreted as ideas by the audience. "My art is the result of a conflict between thoughts and feelings," said the Jambi painter, who was born in Sungai Penuh.


Art runs through Fitra’s blood as Sabri Jamal, his father, is also a painter who earned a diploma from ASRI/ISI Yogyakarta in 1965. Fitra has been dedicated to the field of art since she was young. After graduating from Padang's High School of Fine Arts (SMSR) in 1986, he continued his studies in Language, Literature, and Arts (FBSS) at IKIP where he graduated in 1993.


In the Land of the Windmill, the ability to blend visual and non-visual aspects is becoming increasingly refined. He resided there for a total of 18 years. In reality, in 2003, he spent some time studying at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague - The Hague, Netherlands. He has a Master's degree in Artistic Research under his belt as well.

"Art must be something that liberates the soul, inspires the imagination, arouses motivation, and motivates people to go farther," Fitra said. Seeing and watching Fitra's works may elicit emotions such as love, hope, and soul vibrations, as well as making life more vibrant.


Not only that, despite their current and pop character, Fitra's compositions of works have the ability to inspire spirituality in the viewers, bringing them closer to one’s soul-source and nature. The colours which are sometimes chaotic but can flow peacefully lead to a bright spot in the lengthy journey of human life.


The exhibition's motto, "Memoir Of The Old Master," refers to an accolade given to renowned art figures who have inspired them to create. Fitra is a researcher as well as an artist. The findings of this extensive investigation caused him to lower his head even more deeply, full of admiration for the world's painters.


"My father was the source of my initial inspiration. Then, along the way, other inspirations appeared from Pablo Picasso, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Paul Gauguin, Mark Chagal, Sandri Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and a few other names," Fitra said, hoping that "this exhibition will be able to add to the repertoire of Indonesian art."

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