Batik

UNESCO has recognized Batik as an intangible cultural heritage due to its significance in Indonesian culture and the techniques involved in its creation."

It is also recognized as Masterpices of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Kompas.com; 28 October 2020

 

 

Numpang di Lahan Sendiri (Squatting on One's Own Land)

Babirusa and primates are rare animals. Their habitats are decreasing due to human activity. However, now they live in the bushes as their right to life. Babirusa and primates live in the bushes and among the grasses. Nevertheless, we still often encounter wildlife habitats in nature that have an unlucky fate. They are uprooted from their natural habitat. It is humans who are demanded accountability and wisdom in managing nature, so that animals are not isolated in this one world.

 

Batik tulis, tutup celup 487 x 170 cm (hand-drawn batik, resist-dyed)

2016

Man Behind the Art

Agung Suhartanto

The batik artisan who introduces contemporary batik.

Visual presentation of contemporary-style batik inspired by the natural and cultural heritage of the archipelago, as well as various social dynamics currently taking place in society.”

Aceh (Benteng Sabang, Evolusi Kesadaran dalam Benteng Sabang),

Padang (Integritas Budaya),

Minangkabau (Penjaga Adat, Simplifikasi), Riau (Penghayatan Muara Takus),

Jakarta (Berkembang Melintasi Jaman, Pohon Penghasil Air, Setelah Mangkrak),

Banten (Keluhuran dari Ujung Barat Jawa),

Sunda (Dalam Keheningan Tangkuban Perahu, Rayuan Sunda Kelapa), Bandung (Gelora Penghayatan, Saksi Perlawanan),

Yogyakarta (Memayu Hayuning Buwono, Ning Dhuwur Jenang Geni, Becak berhati nyaman, Delman Istimewa),

Karanganyar (Gemah Ripah Loh Jinawi), Ponorogo (Simbol Nasionalisme di Era Majapahit, Topeng Simbol Nasionalisme),

Madura (Antara Fenomena, Anugerah, dan Memuliakan), Bali (Sesaji Laut Pulau Dewata, Mengenang),

Kalimantan (Tanda dari Rimba Raya, Saksi Bisu Peradaban, Ibukota Rimba Nusa, Kurang Lebih Apartemen, Pagar Budaya, Labirin Burung Kuau, Tengara Terbang Sendirian),

Nusa Tenggara (Tarian Gebug Ende, Gembala Kecil, Kaki-kaki Pekerja),

Toraja (Oase),

Lombok (Waktu Lampau),

Gorontalo (Berlabuh di Pulau Cinta),

Pulau Komodo (Penentu Alam), Pulau Rote (Tanpa Sebab),

Papua (Dalam Kebebasan Sang Penjaga Alam, Persembahan dari Timur, Diam Seribu Patung, Pasir Putih di Tengah Belantara).

Waktu Lampau (Past Time)

In the past, there was a kingdom that stood in Lombok. However, as happened in other areas, the kingdom disappeared and was replaced by a new civilization. Sometimes the past civilization leaves a historical trace and sometimes without a trace. The work titled “Waktu Lampau” is a depiction of the spirit of society that cannot be separated from the noble foundation of its ancestors, even though it has undergone its new culture.

Batik tulis, tutup celup 136 x 169 (hand-drawn batik, resist-dyed).

2016

Mata Rantai (A link in the Chain)

Children are taught by their parents to herd buffalo, in order to create a strong ecosystem cycle, so that the ecology of life becomes good. There are several regions in Indonesia that have a tradition of raising buffalo traditionally, for example in the Lombok region. It is a cultural message that contains the philosophy of local wisdom.

Batik tulis, tutup celup 134 x 168 cm (hand-drawn batik, resist-dyed).

2016

Kamuflase (Tabot Bengkulu)

“Tabot” is a culture that was brought from Bengkulu as a commemoration of the death of the grandchild of Prophet Muhammad. This culture was introduced to the archipelago by mixing local culture into it without damaging the essence of the original culture itself.

Batik tulis, tutup celup 475 x 170 cm (hand-drawn batik, resist-dyed).

2016

 

Penghayatan Muara Takus (Appreciation of Muara Takus)

This temple is the oldest temple in Riau and is a legacy of Buddhism. In its construction, it was built in a potentially sacred place that had water flowing around it. Water, as a source of life, synergizes with the temple building itself and also with humans around it.”

Batik tulis, tutup celup 206 x 170 cm (hand-drawn batik, resist-dyed).

2016 

Penjara Surga

Conservation Forest is a forest that is used for protection. In the past, the forest was so vast and plentiful. As humans developed, the forest became smaller as it was encroached upon by cities and human settlements. Animals that were spread out in many places often lost their habitat and became rare. Finally, humans created conservation forests from the remaining forests to become new areas for animals that have experienced isolation and rarity.

Batik tulis, tutup celup 166 x 257 cm (hand-drawn batik, resist-dyed).

2016

Pengembara Tanpa Batas {Unlimited Exlorer)

As creatures that live in the ocean, fish are able to explore the ocean without being limited to the territorial scope of a certain area. With the unique ecosystem dynamics of the ocean as a background, territorial boundaries such as those on land do not apply in the ecosystem of the ocean.

Batik tulis, tutup celup 169 x 164 cm (hand-drawn batik, resist-dyed).

2016

 

Inta Kuadrat

“Our great love for the wealth of the sea means that the only choice for us is to reciprocate the love given.”

Batik tulis, tutup celup 162 x 174 cm (hand-drawn batik, resist-dyed).

2016

Membumikan Jiwa Bangsa (Grounding the Soul of the Nation).

“Tari Peseran” is a ritual performed by the Sasak community. Initially, it was done as a form of training to fight against colonialism. However, in modern times, the local community uses the dance for artistic activities at certain events.

In this case, these dances are intentionally linked in a visual form with fish and animal objects that are cultivated by the people of Lombok. Not to be missed, there are also figures of people who are engaged in traditional activities. It illustrates the strength of tradition in maintaining the integrity of the surrounding nature.

Batik tulis, tutup celup 365 x 170 cm (hand-drawn batik, resist-dyed).

2016