Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo: After Taste - Art Collector

Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo, Bento #2, 2017, digital print, pigmented resin, corn, chilli powder, milk, parsley, potato powder, instant noodle, organic food colouring on wooden panel, 81 x 65 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf

After Taste is Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo’s first solo exhibition in Australia, presented by Sullivan+Strumpf in partnership with ROH Projects (Indonesia). This dynamic new work explores the interrelationship of our different senses with specific emphasis on how visual information informs taste, and vice versa. Sunaryo asks – how can sensory experiences of the world be adequately translated into visual material? Through video, sculpture, and painting, Sunaryo reconfigures the experiential human palate by using material and visual methodologies of the artist’s “palette.” Apparently mundane memories and experiences – eating a lemon, biting into a chilli, or sipping on bitter coffee – are translated into abstract painterly gesticulations that distil and preserve sensations. The result is a proprioceptive articulation – enticing the viewer to let an aesthetic experience tingle the taste buds.

"The physical sensations we experience as we peer into a painting come not only from what the eyes behold. What derives from ocular sense may at times ‘sing’ like a cacophony in our ears, or induce feelings of nausea like an aroma of spices, coffee or instant noodles. Can this process--taking visual cues that cause physiological effects--be reversed? Can there be an attempt to perpetuate physical sensations we otherwise obtain from our taste-buds into a physical form? My works in this iteration represent traces of intersections between the act of ‘painting’ and my attempt to expand my artistic practice into an enquiry of pan-sensual experience."
-Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo, 2017

Opening: 3-5pm Saturday 22 July 2017
Exhibition closes: 12 August 2017
Location: Sullivan+Strumpf, 799 Elizabeth St, Zetland, NSW, 2017
Phone: +61 2 9698 4696
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