PRIMAE NOCTIS
Among the fireflies

17/03 - 18/06/2022

past exhibitions

Among the fireflies

Solo exhibition: Rangga Aputra
Among the fireflies
 
This series of paintings is called “Bias Cahaya” (“Record of Refraction”).
Exploring memories in the experimental area and remembering when the pupils of the eyes enlarge while seeing the sunlight. Being in a dark room after staring at the sun causes our eyes to give rise to imaginary colors and irregular lines due to ocular diaphragm (the iris). It seems to be among the fireflies.
Artworks created by undefined blocks of color and absurd shapes, superimposed on each other, are an effort to remember this condition, and to express spontaneous and common objects so that their existence is appreciated. 
 
 
Born 1995 in Yogyakarta, Rangga Aputra studied at the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Since his childhood, Rangga Aputra has been interested in painting: painting is pure pleasure for him. He started to paint when he was at Senior High School. Influenced by some important exhibitions in Yogyakarta, today Rangga has already joined plenty of shows in his country and has also been awarded in 2012.
Anselm Kiefer, George Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jean Dubuffet, Antoni Ta?pies and Zao Wouki are some of “legend” artists (as he likes to call them) who have inspired him. Most of Rangga’s artworks highlight his interests for daily issues such as personal routines.
Monochrome colors are his typical landmark, whereas colors bring the nuance of deep reflection. Rangga uses different tools, depending on the needs of the visual language to be delivered. Alongside acrylic and oil paint, he likes to play with texture and explore new materials such as asphalt, bitumen, car paint and spray, to get different results such as the color of the soil.
Untitled (2)

Rangga Aputra

Untitled (2)

2022
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Untitled (2)
2022 - oil on canvas - 80 x 70 cm

Composition B

Rangga Aputra

Composition B

2022
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Composition B
2022 - oil on canvas - 80 x 140 cm

Untitled (1)

Rangga Aputra

Untitled (1)

2022
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Untitled (1)
2022 - oil on canvas - 80 x 70 cm

Kelindan

Rangga Aputra

Kelindan

2022
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Kelindan
2022 - oil on canvas - 50 × 50 cm each

Space on White

Rangga Aputra

Space on White

2022
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Space on White
2022 - oil on canvas - 200 × 200 cm

Untitled (3)

Rangga Aputra

Untitled (3)

2022
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Untitled (3)
2022 - oil on canvas - 80 x 70 cm

Composition X

Rangga Aputra

Composition X

2022
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Composition X
2022 - oil on canvas - 200 × 200 cm