Event: VWFA presents "Popok Tri Wahyudi: BERGERak" Exhibition
Start Time: 15 July at 20:00
End Time: 30 July at 20:00
Where: The Annexe Gallery, Central Market Annexe


Art Exhibition

Thu 15 to Fri 30 Jul | 11am to 8pm

Presented by Valentine Willie Fine Art

Admission Free

You are cordially invited to the
Popok Tri Wahyudi: BERGERak Exhibition Opening
Thu 15 | 8pm
Refreshments provided

Valentine Willie Fine Art is delighted to present Indonesian artist Popok Tri Wahyudi who will be showcasing a series of works with stories about commuting, travelling, human mobility and migration in his first Malaysian solo exhibition, BERGERak.

Presented in a wide range of media, from paintings and drawings to woodblock prints, silkscreen on canvas and mini sculptures, these bittersweet and sometimes macabre narratives negate the glamorous images of the jet set that one may associate with travel ¬–when people wined and dined and slept on bunk beds and were charmed by the allure of flight stewardess. Instead, his work narrates the grittier realities of travelling ‘cattle class’, locally and internationally, in the 21st Century, particularly in the context of Southeast Asia.

Popok’s vivid colours, simple forms and comic style compositions are powerful storytelling devices that can be easily accessed by his audience and his comic inspired work is very much rooted in the everyday. They address the socio-political issues of Indonesia’s charged environment through social satires and an inimitable brand of ‘Jogja comic style’, characterised by thick black outlines and bright bursts of colours, stylised depictions of human figures against part dystopian part science-fiction settings.

Popok Tri Wahyudi (Indonesia, 1973) is a one of the founding members of Apotik Komik, the group responsible for the Public Comic Art Project. Inspired by local comics and the urban landscape, he has gained a reputation for himself as one of the emerging forces of the contemporary Indonesia art scene. He has widely exhibited in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, and Australia.

Note: Members of the press are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition on Thursday 15 July 2010 at 8pm at The Annexe Central Market. Interviews with the artist can be arranged.



For general or press enquiries about this exhibition, please email: liza@vwfa.net
or call 03 22842348
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