Art Moments Jakarta: Anagard, Khairulddin Wahab, Shen Jiaqi

Press release
Cuturi Gallery is proud to present a selection of works by artists from Singapore and Indonesia - Khairulddin Wahab, Shen Jiaqi and Anagard. Through the exploration of social structure and lived experience, the recipients of the UOB Painting Awards use their art as a form of social commentary, examine the present-day issues and our fundamental relationship with the natural world.
Working from archival materials, found images and iconography derived from his geographic and cultural contexts, Khairulddin Wahab (b. 1990, Singapore) creates works drawn from anthropology, environmental history, and post-colonialism in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Khairulddin Wahab was the winner of the 2018 UOB Painting of the Year award in Singapore and recipient of the 2014 Winston Oh Travel Research Award. He has exhibited in local and international exhibitions, including Biennale Jogja 2019, S.E.A. Focus, and State of Motion 2018.
Shen Jiaqi’s (b. 1989, Singapore) practice examines themes of individual existence amidst perennial changes of the urban environment, and social encounters in relation to and as a result of the city’s developments. By investigating the conditions for spaces that suggest comfort, privacy and security to manifest, she contemplates the collective subconsciousness of yearning for sanctuaries within the urban landscape. in somnia, her fourth solo exhibition was held at Cuturi Gallery in 2022 and for her work, she received a Highly Commended award in the 2021 UOB Painting of the Year, Emerging Artist category. She has also recently received the Winston Oh Travelogue award in 2022.
Residing in Yogyakarta, renowned stencil artist Anagard (b. 1984, Indonesia) incorporates traditional patterns blended with his organic illustrative flair. His work is influenced by the culture of his surroundings, setting the context of his practice. Deeply inspired by the patterns of Javanese and Balinese tapestries, he meticulously creates and cuts out his sometimes-monumental stencils. The carefully crafted stencil adorning many details and symbolisms is part of his signature. Through formidable use of dynamic visuals, Anagard has made gallant efforts to be a tangible voice of peace and harmony. In 2019, Anagard won both the UOB Painting of the Year in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. His artwork, “Welcome Perdamaian, Goodbye Kedengkian” (Welcome Peace, Goodbye Hostility) is currently exhibited in Singapore at the UOB artspace. His artworks can be found in the streets around the world.
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