Samarpan

He steps on a snake and resists temptation

2 x 130 x 43 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2011

Samarpan

The Handsome and the Unhandsome loose themselves in a laundry

140 x 50 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2010

Samarpan

He sees his name plate on the street and forgets himself

140 x 50 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2010

Samarpan

He is fascinated by the strange, frees himself from the habit and falls onto the king size bed

140 x 50 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2010

Samarpan

He lives in I want land until he sheds off his skin

90 x 90 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2010

Samarpan

He builds a wall in order to get a better vision

90 x 90 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2010

Samarpan

He lives in a safe community in order to lead his life as a loner

90 x 90 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2010

Samarpan

He builds a wall in order to get a better vision

90 x 90 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2010

Samarpan

A taker and a giver meet each other and a checkered cockchafer appears

150 x 15 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2010

Samarpan

The thief enters the house and is cordially received

180 x 90 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2011

Samarpan

He is using the public traffic means to check in for a free flight

250 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2011

Samarpan

Sooner you die longer you live

150 x 15 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2012

Samarpan

He races around the corner to get home more slowly

150 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2012

Samarpan

He makes some money on the side to see his plans fail

180 x 90 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2012

Samarpan

He carries a heavy load in order to let go

200 x 90 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2012

Samarpan

He sticks to the ground in order to fly

200 x 90 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2012

Samarpan

He holds on to time to disappear together

180 x 90 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2012

Samarpan

He is making such an effort until he faints and never arrives

3 x 125 x 125 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2011

Samarpan

Untitled 1

120 x 200 cm
Oil Crayons
2012

Samarpan

Untitled 2

120 x 200 cm
Oil Crayons
2012

Samarpan

Untitled 3

120 x 200 cm
Oil Crayons
2012

Samarpan

Untitled 4

120 x 200 cm
Oil Crayons
2012

Samarpan

Untitled 5

120 x 200 cm
Oil Crayons
2012

← back to Past Exhibitions The Paintings of Samarpan "INNER RAINBOW"

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Article by Arif Bagus Prasetyo

Like the rainbow, the paintings of Samarpan are a form of visual beauty that is purely composed of lines and colors. Samarpan's painterly language relies on his state of mind. This language is quite perceptive in recording the feelings, thoughts, sensations and emotions of the painter. The painter's body, especially his outstretched arm, which moves in the act of painting, actively translates mental conditions and sensory sensations into abstract compositions. Let's imagine his painting as an "inner rainbow".

Obviously, what is painted by Samarpan is less important than how he paints it, the ways in which the artist combines lines and colors into his compositions. The intense interplay of lines and colors creates an impression of a tremendous dynamic of the soul. Thispoetic dynamic gives vitality to his images, making them look fresh and vibrant. However, this dynamism is almost magically contained in a controlled form. States of mind and emotional moods enter his paintings in a way that is like a refreshing rain shower, which creates a beautiful rainbow.

Samarpan's paintings are characterized by the presence of spatial illusion which arises from his sensitive ability to process color. Color use is an important creative element that generates the suggestive power of his works. The colors of his paintings vibrate, calling each other in a dialogue, creating a variety of visual expressions that is rich with psychological and emotional charge. His paintings demonstrate the capacity of color to give birth to the plasticity of the meaningful visual artistic language. In his work, we feel as if there is a pulsating energy, formed by his brush strokes and his layers of paint, that creates visual rhythms laden with meaning.

The diverse visual surface configurations of Samarpan's compositions are astonishingly contingent, depending on the instant of each execution. These moments of truth are genuine, synchronizing spiritual and physical movements, constructing critical connections between the inner and outer dimensions of creativity possessed by the artist. Samarpan intensely unravels these trans-dimensional relations to capture the pulse of possibilities. It is a creative moment bursting with new meaning. Numerous visual presentations of his paintings are formed from the same lines and colors, yet are always different. Each creation is one of infinite compositional possibilities that have come in existence once the painting process has been completed.

Rather than attempting to interpret or understand reality, Samarpan puts forward the total expression of his mental experiences about lived reality that inspired him to paint. The image on his canvasis not the result of observation or meditation of reality, but rather the result of an existential process to give meaning to the perception of reality that settles in his intimate personal memory. In his act of painting, Samarpan does not seek to find the meaning of reality, but to make reality meaningful. He pursues the same ideal that motivates a true poet to write a poem. While presenting systematically constructed form, his works are more the invention of a poet than the invention of a philosopher or a scientist. His paintings record a variety of sensations about reality; they reflect a kind of "mystical thinking" that reaches the invisible dimension underlying the order of reality, the principle of harmony behind the reality of things.

Samarpan's use of abstract formto express his reflections of life results in many profound questions. He does so because this is how he can best express the reality of his personal experience and vision. The depth and sensitivity of this expression, full of color and deep thought, rises above the limits of the canvas to reveal a deeply spiritual human being. Poetic and musical, Samarpan's paintings are personal accounts about the liveliness of sensory perception, passionate feelings as well as thoughtful considerations growing from an authentic experience about reality that astounds his soul.

Samarpan's paintings invite us to participate in a colorful journey from the "sight" to the "insight" he has kept hidden in his innermost mind. They allow us to fly with him to the wonderful land of imagination, to dream and see the world anew, and finally make us realize that we have wings too. His paintings tell us that by keeping our minds open to new experiences and adventures, we too can fly and discover our own hidden land of the "rainbow".