The Metaphorical Signs of Stevan Sixcio

Updated: Nov 17, 2021

“Artworks appear not because they are thought about, but because they are felt. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation. I didn't find myself, I created myself, setting up myself to be an artist."

That is the life motto of Stevan Sixcio Kresonia (b.1982), a graduated artist from ISI Yogyakarta. His artistic journey started a long time since he started exhibiting his works 13 years ago and has tried various painting styles, from realist to abstract.

It seems that Stevan has reached the point where the semi-abstract way of expression has given him inner satisfaction, which is shown in his painting titled “Sharing Rations” (130 X 130). It illustrates three faint figures with a large glass in the middle of them. We will guess the figure on the left is a woman while on the right is a man. The middle figure, who seems to be a man, talks with the man on the right. Meanwhile, the women just listened silently. But we don't know what they are talking about because the space is dominated by a mound of red bricks colour, with gloomy shadows cast by black-tone colour behind the woman and blue behind the man on the right.