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G. SIDHARTA SOEGI

A Search for Cultural Identity

BY ASIKIN HASAN

G. SIDHARTA SOEGIYO, Manusia Banteng, 1961, bronze, 40 x 60 x 20 cm.

Gregorius Sidharta Soegiyo, aged sixty-one, is a senior Indonesian artist whose career has spanned three generations. He saw the beginnings of modern art in Indonesia he lived amid its development, and he is among the art figures who brought contemporary Indonesian art into being.

Sidharta is an artist who has never adhered to any one media. He is a painter, sculptor, printmaker, monument designer and…

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