Description: Angki Purbandono, a member of the contemporary photography group Ruang MES56, is best known for his Alternative Conceptual Photography using scanographic images done without the use of cameras. This piece features the legs of a plastic action figure or toy soldier, details of a plastic gun and holster molded onto the right leg, and posed as if it were running towards something. One could very well construe a darker meaning from this piece, though considering the Angki’s reputation for positive messages behind his body of work, he could very well be for a lark. Angki studied in the Modern School of Design, Yogyakarta, in 1993-1994, and furthered his studies at the Indonesian Institute of Art, Yogyakarta, in 1994-1999. He received the Asian Artist Fellowship from the National Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea, at the Changdong Art Studio in 2005-2006. He had solos in Kuala Lumpur (Kissing The Methods, Richard Koh Fine Art, 2009), Singapore, Hong Kong and Bali, Indonesia. He was included in the ‘Space And Shadows’ Contemporary Art From Southeast Asia exhibition at the Haus World Cultural House in Berlin in 2005. He had been jailed before for a minor offence, and collaborated with some 20 inmates to create a series of works.
Dimensions: 80cm x 150cm
Artist or Maker: ANGKI PURBANDONO
Medium: Print on transparency paper
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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