PLATFORM3 is pleased to present Bandung-based artist Faisal Habibi’s artist talk in which he will shares his thoughts on his first solo exhibition This is not an Apple… at ROH. In the past few years, Faisal Habibi (Jakarta, 1984; ITB: 2003-2008; faisalhabibi.net) has shown a strong sense of conceptual progression in terms of what he aims to communicate through his works. He has an ability to transform objects that people are familiar with, such as chairs, tables, brushes, hammers, and other things we commonly determine to be necessarily utilitarian, into sculptures that appear ‘alive’, or personified through manipulations of structural configurations. In the show at ROH, Faisal takes his explorations deeper with regards to associations with material culture. There is a sense of concision in his work in terms of stripping his works to their most basic of components. It is no longer the extraction or reduction of function in context of objects that Faisal is most interested in, but rather an exploration of raw forms, colors, and more importantly concepts that call for embodied interactions. He deals with the image of everyday objects by enticing an aesthetic experience of materiality, i.e. material forms and shapes, and materiality’s formal compositions. And for this formalist approach, the concept of beauty is significant.
The exhibition is curated by Roy Voragen and runs until January 24, 2016, at ROH Projects, Equity Tower 40th Floor Suite E, SCBD Lot 9, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav 52-53, Jakarta.
The artist talk is organized by PLATFORM3 on Friday, January 8, 2016, 3 pm at Jalan Cigadung Raya Tengah 40, Bandung.
Download exhibition catalogue here: PDF Catalogue (Eng)