flower generation #2 by eko nugroho
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apr 24, 2013
flower generation #2 by eko nugroho


flower generation #2 by eko nugroho
eko nugroho
‘flower generation II’, 2012
photo by oki permatasari

 

 

 

our modern society is caught up by both the beauty of technology and nature. trying to find a balance between these two things which is posing a challenge. with the development of- and increased use of- personal mobile devices, we have forgotten what peace and reconciliation are–the notion of togetherness having become something subordinate. eko nugroho re-introduces ideas of unity and harmony back into our culture through his sculptural series ‘flower generation’, referencing the peace movement of the late 60′s and 70′s as a reminder to us that we are descendants of that wave of that campaign. his work is embedded in local traditions and global popular culture marked by a strong socio-political commentary. the two life-size figures the indonesian artist has created are seen either holding a gun, or on all fours, their vulnerability blanketed in a suit of bright pink flowers. nugroho’s ‘flower generation #2′ (2012) is being exhibited in ‘sip! indonesian art today’ at berlin’s ARNDT gallery from april 27th to june 1st, 2013.

 

 


detail of the flowers which cover the figure
photo by oki permatasari

 

 


‘the new flower generation’, 2009
photos by desi suryanto

 


detail of the initial piece of the series whereby the eyes of the ‘masked’ can be seen
photos by desi suryanto

 

 

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