27 Aug '16, 2am

Sculptor Wiyoga Muhardanto: Observer: Sculptor Wiyoga Muhardanto shares with us his inspiration and how he so...

Sculptor Wiyoga Muhardanto: Observer: Sculptor Wiyoga Muhardanto shares with us his inspiration and how he so...

Wiyoga Muhardanto (b.1984) is an Indonesian sculptor based in Bandung. The artist came by sculpture unexpectedly. While he had wanted to major in visual communication design, he was instead accepted to the fine art department at the Bandung Institute of Technology. Inspired by the work of Nyoman Nuarta, a Bandung-based sculptor who created mostly large-scale wire and bronze sculptures, Wiyoga decided to major in sculpture. A key concern in Wiyoga’s oeuvre is in consumer behavior, especially as a reflection of social classes. An early body of work, the ‘LV Violence’ (2006) series saw the artist creating weapons from material used to make fake Louis Vuitton bags, as a study in consumerism and particularly the power that objects can hold over people. Wiyoga is a keen observer of the art world, and creates humorous artworks that reveal idiosyncrasies of people who inhabit the ...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/art/sculptor-wiyoga-muhardanto-obser...

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