“Constellations of Being,” A Solo Show by Sinta Tantra

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Sri Utami

ISA Art & Design recently announced its new solo exhibition with artist Sinta Tantra, on view through 30 September 2022 at ISA Art & Design Gallery in Wisma 46, Jakarta.

A Balinese artist based in the UK and Indonesia, Sinta Tantra is known for her fascination with color and composition and her expressions through colorful abstract paintings and site-specific murals. Her highly regarded works include murals and installations in the public realm from Hong Kong to Liverpool, including the most notable, a 300-meter-long painted bridge in Canary Wharf, London, commissioned for the 2012 Olympics.

For her balanced compositions, Tantra's work has drawn on art movements such as Bauhaus, Art Deco, Abstract Expressionism, and Modernism. Meanwhile, for her style, she is pretty much influenced by Nyoman Lempad and the prolific two- and three-dimensional lines of Sol LeWitt. Tantra's solo exhibition illustrates her stories and family histories, which she describes as "constellations."

After meticulous research for over two years throughout the pandemic, the exhibition draws inspiration from silhouettes of tropical foliage floating against a backdrop of abstract

geometric forms and linen. Here we see Tantra has breathed the influences from European painters such as Henri Matisse and Jean Arp layered together with the symbolic forms of Balinese artist Nyoman Lempad. Taking inspiration from her family histories, memories, resulting in a beautiful painting collection that talks of past, present and future as well as family connections of "constellations".

Further information, please visit isaartanddesign.com