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The Traditional Aesthetic of the Contemporary Javanese Artist Nindityo Adipurnomo

by Enin Suprianto


NINDITYO ADIPURNOMO, The Burden of Javanese Exotica, 1993, jewellery, wood, metal, mirror, oils, 400 x 50 × 120 cm. Collection Singapore Art Museum.

Nindityo Adipurnomo is an example of an Indonesian artist who is familiar with the tradition of modern western art but who has turned back to the strength and richness of his original cultural aesthetic, that of Java. After being educated in modern art at ISI (the Indonesian Art Institute), Yogyakarta, and at the State Academy of…

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