UJI HANDOKO EKO SAPUTRO


Uji Handoko Eko Saputro a.k.a Hahan’s (1983) I Visual ArtistHahan’s work is characterised by an ongoing tussle between “high art” and “low art”. Blurring realism with decoration, each work illustrates a point of contact that exists between urbanization and agrarianism, the East and the West or between the local and the global. The relation of the art market with an artist, society, and even with art itself, become a huge attention in Hahan’s art works. Hahan incorporates comic, film, music and street culture into a distinct visual language where the canvas explodes with bold colours that slip over strong outlines. The colour slippage adds to the sense of movement and spontaneity in what can be described as a topsy-turvy reality. Beside on canvas, explorations and experimentations on any other medium are also the unique of his art.Therefore music is also being a big part of Hahan art practice. As a medium, he use it also to talk that theme in different way through several project like Punkasila which was formed in Yogyakarta in 2006. Anusapatis which combining an electronic music and fast grindcore style, and N.E.W.S which is a vocal group that make a response to the text of curatorial or anything text spread in the art scene. He also one of the founders of Ace House Collective, a young artists’ collective and initiative space based in Yogyakarta which trying to capture the culture of Indonesian contemporary society through multidiscipline work process, collaboration, and research. His art works have been being collected by several art museum like Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Brisbane and National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Melbourne.Hahan started became a part of Hurley Indonesia on 2011. Has been collaborating to make an art project with Hurley not only as an individual artist but also as a group with his collective Ace House since then. Ig; @helohahan Fb; ujihahan Hahan started became a Hurley Artist on 2011. Has been collaborating to make an art project with Hurley not only as an individual artist but also as a group with his collective Ace House since then. The meeting of his point of view as a young artist who live in Indonesian contemporary society with his exploration and experimentation in any medium produce strong art work, not only unique but also critical.