ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Self Portrait (Triptych)
colour inkjet print
110(H)*240cm | EACH 90*60cm 3 pieces  | With White Listing  110*80cm (x 3 pieces) | Framed 116*85*7cm (x 3 pieces)
Edition of 5 + 2AP

While Suryodarmo’s practice comes from the genre of performance art, she has deliberately chosen to present her self-portraits in the genre of photography. This is related to her recent research on the poetics in performance art and the presence of “poetic action” in her work. Performance artists, like writers, place sequences of actions or words to form poetry. At the same time, the flat visual form of photography meditates on the Western genre of portraiture.

Suryodarmo considers people through not only their physical likeness but their practice, biography, influences and so on. Works by artists like Francis Bacon further her research in capturing movement in a frozen moment. For her, photography advances her long-standing studies in Butoh. The agitation of the body, including the face, is her area of absorption.  These considerations come into play in the unconventional portraits that she presents of herself.

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Related Exhibitions:
Melati Suryodarmo: Passionate Pilgrim, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K. 05.17, 2023 -09.03, 2023
I'm a Ghost in My Own House, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands 06.12, 2022 -10.30, 2022
Reinventing Eve, ISA Art Advisory, Jakarta, Indonesia 03.13, 2019 -03.17, 2019
Melati Suryodarmo: I Love You, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 04.18, 2018 -05.14, 2018
Melati Suryodarmo: TIMORIBUS, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore 01.25, 2018 -04.04, 2018