Lot 11 - Kelvin Atmadibrata - Untitled (Study of Mime) #2
Pencil on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Kelvin Atmadibrata (b.1988, Jakarta, Indonesia) recruits superpowers awakened by puberty and adolescent fantasy. Equipped by shōnen characters, kōhai hierarchy and macho ero-kawaii, he often personifies power and strength into partially canon and fan fiction antiheroes to contest the masculine meta and erotica in Southeast Asia.
He works primarily with performances, often accompanied by and translated into drawings, mixed media collages and objects compiled as installations. Approached as bricolages, Kelvin translates narratives and recreates personifications based on RPGs (Role-playing video games) theories and pop mythologies.
As an expansion of his post graduate study, he is developing the language of queer abstraction and minimalist erotica in his illustration of the mecha and transhumanist fantasy. As an apprentice tattooist, he has also been experimenting on the process of image markings on skin as a continuation of his attraction to living sculptures, breathing mannequins and bodies as pedestals.
Royal College of Art
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Untitled (study of Mime) is a series of work on paper representation of a performance-in-progress. Two pair of hands that seem to mirror each other as if they were reflections of another. The to-be-performed action is documented as line drawings and its intended obscurity hopefully expands the notion of gestures and languages beyond its potential liveness.
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