WELCOME TO 'ON FRAGILITY'
Kezia Alexandra is a multidisciplinary artist based in Bali who likes to explore different art forms. From still to motion pictures and 2D pieces to 3D - she gathers inspiration from folklore tales, surrealism and avant-garde, fusing them into a single narrative. In this exhibition, Kezia assembles papier-mache, broken mirrors and yarn on a series of photographs. As she integrates philosophy, science and traditional beliefs throughout her work - the result is an in-depth exploration of our personalities as a product of time further constructed by factors such as our personal history, attachments and relationships.
"With all these components in the bucket. Are you actually who you think you are? Who are you in the parallel dimension? How deep can you go into yourself if you can alternate the perception of time?"
Her work reflects on our human condition as fragile and complex beings, oscillating between our past and future self as they are both intertwined.
Imes Paskalia is an emerging artist from Jakarta whose work focuses on mental health, objectification of the female body and social issues. Using charcoal, oil and spray paint, her creation process starts with keywords developed through her psychosis, converting words that describe feelings and emotions into an abstract painting.
“I have a peculiar thought process in the way I approach my works. When most artists would do sketches or drawings, the images I portray mostly come from keywords that appear in my ‘psychosis’. From there I try to interpret my ideas and relate them to ongoing social issues.”
A translation of self-acceptance into art – her works are deeply personal to her as they are visual memories of her experiences in dealing with her mental health. Her vibrant and abstract approach in highlighting her fragile states is a form of self-acceptance that helps her progress through life. Revealing her raw and vulnerable self, Imes’ series of work for the exhibition unveils the personal conversations she has with her psychologist.