Friday, January 11, 2008

Cowboy Roy

This is a recent painting by Bandung artist R.E.Hartanto for which I modelled (I don't really get the concept, but it was really fun to play with costumes, I also had to wear British, Korean and Japanese costumes). The artist, who is more familiarly known as Tanto, graduated from the fine art department of the technical university (ITB), I first met him when he studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, in Amsterdam (2001-2002), but of late he also studied with master artist Agus Suwage (who is also a graduate from ITB but resides now in Yogyakarta). The painting above is larger than life: 150x200cm, and is currently on display at Canna Gallery in Jakarta (it was already sold before the exhibition officially opened).

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