Paper ID:2533

About Tree

Oceu Apristawijaya & Tisna Sanjaya

Faculty of Visual Art and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jalan Ganesha No.10 Bandung 40132, Indonesia


Received June 20th, 2016, Accepted February 13th, 2018

Abstract. For this final project. By using a tree as a metaphor, I explore our environmental issues in a decade (2002-2012) to be the object of my works. The theme was appointed as an expression of my concern and as my self-reflection on those actual problem and phenomenon. In exploring the theme, I have visited and observed some remote areas in Indonesia. Living among the rural and local communities for years. After the journey, I tried to absorb the phenomena I have seen. After the journey I immersed all the phenomena I have seen and thought through. Then I try to transform my empirical experiences through painting as the medium of this final artwork. This final work use theoretical approach from prominent critical thinker, Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno. The theory of the stated that art is not only as social facts but it is also an autonomous from the society. Then in the visual artworks, I use surrealism approach to bridge between experience and imagination.

Keyword: environment; tree; metaphor; painting; adorno; surrealism.


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