Entang Wiharso in Unseen Art with STIR
Entang Wiharso discusses his general practice, influences, and unrevealed work with Shraddha Nair of STIR.
His new work, Camouflage, employs glitter to create obscure surfaces on large canvases. The medium emphasizes the problem of perception and highlights Wiharso’s turmoil in responding to prejudice and racism in the United States. Camouflage expands on previous work like Eating Identity (2008), the installation Crush Me (2012-2013) and Temple of Hope: Door to Nirvana (2018-19), and the painting Kaleidoscope (2018-19).
Read the full conversation here: https://www.stirworld.com/see-features-unseen-art-entang-wiharso-plays-with-a-new-material-in-an-unrevealed-work-glitter
Image: Entang Wiharso ‘Kaleidoscope’. 2018-2019. Oil and acrylic on canvas.
Members were invited to an engaging program that featured leading contemporary artist Entang Wiharso’s poignant and provocative practice. Living between Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Rhode Island, Wiharso’s world-renowned sculptures, paintings, and large-scale installations focus on the duality of cultures and experiences in his two homelands, bringing into focus issues of national identity, migration, race, political states and power conflicts.