Wayan Sujana ‘Suklu’
April 16, 2017
Auguste Soesastro 
May 6, 2017

Born in 1974 in Nganjuk, East Java, Indonesia, Kokok studied painting at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta (Institut Seni Indonesia). Throughout his artistic practice he has been deeply dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the painting surface through the dissection and intersection of forms and color, often reducing the image of a concrete object to its most essential planes: in a sense a kind of ‘abstract realism’.

In his recent paintings he pushes his explorations further, in an attempt to create a visual, two-dimensional mapping of the multidimensional gradients of the psyche. The juxtaposed images in these atmospheric, gorgeously colored paintings, rendered in varying degrees of concreteness and translucence, comprise a kind of virtual world of memories, perceptions and impressions of the past, the present and the future.

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