‘Cosmic Totems’ Category

Cosmic Totems by Albert Yonathan

August 25th, 2012


(Albert has just been selected as 1 of 5 Indonesian artists for the 2013 Venice Biennale!)
Opening Reception: Friday 21 September
21 September – 25 October 2012


WTF Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of a new exhibition "Cosmic Totems" by Albert Yonathan Setyawan. The exhibition comprises 20 drawings all made during 2011-2012. Albert Yonathan’s work uses aesthetic elements that encompass contemporary forms combined with semi-traditional nature drawings that hint at hidden spiritual dimensions and connections. His deeply personal, figurative works depict the artist’s process of drawing, composing and transferring images that negotiate the complexity of the interrelationship between humanity and nature.
Inspired by  the characteristic of ancient totems, botanical or herbarium, and  the used of traditional abstract patterns, this latest work of Albert’s speaks to his fascination with the mystical aspects of nature that spiritually affects human beings. Drawn by the spiritual existence that connects man to nature, the artist utilizes simple, structural forms of animals, flower and plants to illustrate his spiritual interaction with nature and parallel to his meditative process in making art. The works also portray the spiritual essence of his subjects, representing natural beauty, mystical and positive energy, through  the idiosyncrasies of his human perception.
Albert Yonathan earns his Master of Fine Arts from Institut Teknologi Bandung (Bandung Institute of Technology) in Indonesia. His work has been featured internationally in galleries and Biennales, with solo exhibitions in Japan, Jakarta and Singapore. His late shows of Cosmic Labyrinth and Silent Union (2010-2011) are in permanent collections at Singapore Art Museum.
Visitor Information
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10pm
Free Admission
WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
BTS: Thonglor 
For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila – Managing Director
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com