4 May-1 June 2012. This exhibition, entitled Kyresophia (The Knowledge of Kyre), displays about 20 unpublished works by the young Indonesian artist Oky Rey Montha, better known as Kyre. Montha’s paintings, sculptures and installations were carefully selected for this occasion by Jim Supangkat, one of the most authoritative Indonesian artistic curators. They offer an introspective journey through Montha’s life, emotions, contradictions, interior fights and nightmares. His colourful and chaotic works are expressive and bitterly ironic and hide, behind an apparent normality, numerous dark sides and bitter memories of Montha’s existence.
Montha was born in 1986 and grew up on the streets. Since his early childhood he had to fend for himself, his survival, education and family. Montha often uses comics to immortalize episodes of his difficult life, which is at the same time an inexhaustible source of ideas and inspirations. The facial expressions of his dynamic protagonists are close to caricatures and emphasize the personality and emotionality of his subjects.
Tue-Fri 10.00-13.00, 14.00-18.30.