ω is about finding parallels and divergence in and throughout two distinctive artistic practices: Arin Sunaryo and Syaiful Garibaldi (they are both based in Bandung, Indonesia).
ω is open-ended: it is open to multifocal possibilities, it is in flux, fluid-flow, in constant dialectic.
If a letter could be a palindrome, it would be the letter ω.
ω is interdisciplinary: being utilized as symbol in biochemistry, mathematics, linguistics, and sociology.
As its floorplan, Edouard Malingue Gallery Hong Kong is shaped in the symmetrical form of a ω.
ω forms an act of investigating, perpetuating microcosmic universes.
Aesthetic modality is ω.
If ω is counter-intuitive, it is because it is paradoxical in its intent.
ω establishes time-lapses into eternity.
A narrative interweaving science fiction through observations in minutiae is ω.
ω binds, connects, and releases.
ω began as observations into a high-resolution inverted microscope (NIKON Eclipse TS2).
ω is equal parts organic and artificial, and yet is in a state of entropy in between.
ω explores ‘inside’ to better understand the ‘outside’.
Born 1978, Bandung, Indonesia
Lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia
Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo received a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting from the Bandung Institute of Technology (2001) and a Master’s of Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (2005). Sunaryo is interested in the utilization of resin as a medium that captures minerals, pigments, and other particles in various states of flux within a sense of stasis. Working initially with more industrial pigments, he has more recently worked with volcanic ash, perishable food ingredients, as well as crude palm oil and converted them into his own distinctive pigments.
Sunaryo’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in Southeast Asia, Europe, the UK, and USA, including No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (2014). Selected solo exhibitions include Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo: New Paintings at Art Basel OVR: Portals presentation by ROH Projects (2021); ARGO at Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK (2019); after taste at Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia (2017); Silent Salvo at ARNDT Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2015); and group shows include External Entrails at Silverlens New York, New York, USA (2022); IRL at Art Basel OVR: 2020 (2020); Ripples: Continuity in Indonesian Contemporary Art at Taipei Dangdai, Taiwan (2019); These Painter’s Painters at ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia (2018); iris at Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines (2018); ω at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong (2017); Biennale Jogja XIV: Age of Hope in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2017); Constituent Concreteness at Mizuma Gallery, Singapore (2017); Lines of Flight at Gallery Exit, Hong Kong (2017); Lompat Pagar/Crossing Borders at National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2015); Marcel Duchamp in Southeast Asia, Equator Art Project, Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2012); and Manifesto, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2008). Sunaryo was nominated as a Finalist for Best Emerging Artist using Painting by the Prudential Eye Awards in 2015; and a Finalist in the Sovereign Asia Art Prize in 2010.
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Courtesy of The Artist, Edouard Malingue Gallery, and ROH