Indonesian Eye

Category: Curatorial

Saatchi Gallery’s Kitschy “Indonesian Eye” Exhibition Fails to Impress
by Coline Milliard, ARTINFO UK

But by my culturally determined, standards, only one artist really stood out: Angki Purbandono. Purbandono uses a flatbed scanner to produce what he calls “scanographies,” highly detailed pictures with no depth of field. The collection of worn-out toothbrush heads in his “Brush!” (2008) is both formally alluring, for its highlight of industrial colors, and moving. Each toothbrush seems to convey some of the personality of its fictional owner: the meticulous, the messy, the stingy. The piece stands as a collective portrait through domestic routine. I only wish more of Purbandono’s pieces had made it to the final selection. There’s clearly still a lot to be discovered.

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Published: September 23, 2011

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