Artist: Gatot Indrajati, (b.1980, Indonesia)
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size (cm): 180.0 x 150.0 cm
Mr Gatot Indrajati makes a strong statement about the preservation of traditional art forms with Repacking. In his view, modernisation and globalisation should not be allowed to destroy traditional values and customs. The traditional Indonesian iconography moving along a modern conveyor belt in the painting is an invitation to repackage or reimagine traditional art in the modern era. The challenge is to do so without changing any of its substance or value.
While this is a two-dimensional painting, it takes on a collage-like appearance as Mr Gatot's skilful brushwork creates three-dimensional shapes and breathes light into the piece.