Irfan Hendrian
7 Jul – 12 Aug 18
Selected Works
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Piles of Inks on Paper 2018

offset lithography on layers of paper & wood
variable dimensions

[_~o] 2018

layers of paper, vinyl, and fabric on wood
150 × 150 × 6 cm

A Stack of Inks on Paper 2018

offset lithography on layers of paper
48.5 × 57.5 × 5.5 cm

Three Blocks of Wood in Primary Color 2018

layers of paper
25 × 46 × 13 cm

A Hole in Wood With Light Colored Wood Frame 2018

layers of paper on wood
40 × 30.5 × 5.5 cm

Exhibition Text
Exhibition Text
by Gumilar Ganjar

The nature of representation is inherently flawed. Ideological and innately restrictive, the meaning of any given representation is never definitive, as the gap between intention and realization, original and copy, can never be bridged.

Irfan Hendrian’s  SANS☒  explores the expansive potential of non-representational aesthetics and thinking strategies. The artist’s non-objective practice operates beyond the finite nature of representation, extending the possibilities of perceptual and imaginative experiences. In this exhibition, "SANS" (literally, without) followed by the symbol "☒" is used to describe an absence of representation.

Within the space opened up by the absence of signs – things that "stand for" or "take the place of" something else – Hendrian presents us with a particular aesthetic experience; foreign and strange, but equally playful. In these eccentrically colored, painstakingly constructed forms, Hendrian draws us into a peculiar imaginary space, releasing us from the rules of representation into a state of perceptual ‘tabula rasa’.

Sullivan+Strumpf acknowledge the Indigenous People of this land, the traditional custodians on whose Country we work, live and learn. We pay respect to Elders, past and present, and recognise their continued connection to culture, land, waters and community.

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