Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo’s paintings and sculptures capture shifts between solid and liquid, static and animated, synthetic and natural, and are rooted in the embrace of chance. Sunaryo uses synthetic resins to cast and construct sleek, futuristic objects, combining the traditional and contemporary significance of this material with the aesthetic heroism of Abstract Expressionism. In its natural, plant-derived form, resin connects with age-old methods of preservation, notably used in ancient Egyptian mummification and varnishes. The multiple planes in his poured resin paintings generate a curious dimensional quality, as a sequence of components becomes a flat, pristine, and unified composition. He distills a passion for comic books, science fiction, and Japanese manga into abstract compositions animated by dynamic gesture, entropic progression, and alternating centrifugal and centripetal forces that gather and disperse pigments over the surface of his paintings.
Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo earned an MFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (2015), and studied fine art at Bandung Institute of Technology. Recent solo exhibitions include After Taste, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney (2017) and Karat, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2015). Sunaryo's group exhibitions include Shared Coordinates, The Arts House, Singapore (2017); Prudential Eye Zone & Prudential Eye Awards, ArtScience Museum, Singapore (2015); Mooi Indie, Samstag Museum, Adelaide, Australia (2014); and No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2013). Sunaryo's work is in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collection.download pdf