Mizuma Gallery is pleased to announce Second Chance, a solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Pupuk Daru Purnomo, curated by Hermanto Soerjanto.
What would you do if you were given a second chance? In the case of Pupuk Daru Purnomo, he looked at his paintings from a different point of view, mindset, and awareness, and recreated them by incorporating different technique and colours. This second chance was brought to him through smartphone technology.
Pupuk Daru Purnomo is a painter well-known for his very expressive brushstrokes. Like many of his contemporaries, he would photograph each completed work with his smartphone. However, it was through a photo-editing app that he was able to see his paintings in a different light and discovered a new window of possibilities to re-execute them.
In this exhibition, Pupuk will present 6 pairs of his abstract paintings, each comprises the first attempt and the recreated piece.
Pupuk Daru Purnomo (b. 1964, Yogyakarta, Indonesia) graduated in 1994 with a B.F.A. from the Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Visual Arts Department in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Some of his solo exhibitions include Memory of My Life at Galeri Gejayan, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2016), Me, Myself and Eye at the National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2014), Meta/Mata, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2013), and Doxa | Faces as Metaphor: Pupuk Daru Purnomo at the National University of Singapore Museum, Singapore (2009). He has participated extensively in group exhibitions in Indonesia, Netherlands, and Singapore. He was awarded the Finalist prize for the Philip Morris Art Award in 1994, The Best Painting and The Best Sketch prizes in Fine Art, Visual Art Department from Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1989 and 1987 respectively. Pupuk Daru Purnomo lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.