Eko Nugroho “Trust Me” (Detail), Resin, Plastic, Paint Human Lifes Size, 2009
Pekin Fine Arts presents Eko Nugroho’s first solo exhibition in China “Under the Shadow”. Eko’s works were recently on exhibit in the Busan Biennale (2008) and the Guangzhou Triennale (2008). Using cartoons as his basic form of expression, Eko Nugroho explores various mediums including paintings, drawings, wall murals, animations, embroideries, three-dimensional objects and installations.
Eko heads a group of young Indonesian artists who use comics as their main tool of artistic discource seemingly approaching sociopolitical issues through cheerful, playful and humorous perspectives, although at the same time he transmits bitter and sarcastic messages to critique universal issues.
Eko Nugroho “Under the Shadow”
Date: August 15th – October 5th, 2009
Open: Wed-Sun 10:00-18:00, Mon-Tue by appointment only
Place: Pekin Fine Arts
Address: No.241 Cao Chang Di Village, Cui Ge Zhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Text: mariko takei