Potret Benny Setiawan

Benny Setiawan

Exhibition for Artist’s 80th Year

Artist Benny Setiawan is marking his eighth decade. To celebrate the artist’s 80th year, Galeri Hadiprana will put on special exhibition of his work, from May 22, 2016 – June 5, 2016. The event is also intended as part of the 488th anniversary commemoration of Jakarta as a city.Benny Setiawan is known as the great Indonesian artist in water color. Everyone calls him a maestro. This public display of his art will showcase his achievements in painting in acrylics. It will be interesting to see.Theme of this exhibition is rooted in his Jakarta upbringing and the subjects he found close to home. He explores subject of life and meaning in Jakarta and the livelihoods of the people who make their homes. Filled with both exhilarating wonder and doubt, the artist says these paintings reflect 70 years of soul searching.

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