Indonesian contemporary artist Anton Subiyanto makes his Philippine debut

His show sends truthful messages in a frisky way.


( 2014 United Overseas Bank Southeast Asian Painting of the Year winner Anton Subiyanto, in his fourth solo show and first major debut in the Philippine art scene, presents Rahayu: An Unencumbered LifeThe show opens on October 1, 6 p.m., and runs until October 18 at Gallery Stephanie


Subiyanto takes present-day dissatisfaction and misery, depicts it “with a spoonful of sugar, to help the medicine go down,” and presents a solution from his Javanese ancestors—tepo seliro. It is the state of empathy and mutual respect, which is the focal point of the show. The artist encourages us to look beyond our empty desires to see what really matters to the human soul: social harmony and happiness.


"Magdalena" (triptych) by Anton Subiyanto 


At 4 p.m. on opening day, Subiyanto will give a talk about his work, the graphic traditions of Java, and his experiences in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and Japan.


Gallery Stephanie is at Unit 1B, Parc Plaza Building, 183 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Quezon City ( or 709-1488). For more information, visit Gallery Stephanie’s website

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