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Juxtapoz Magazine - Roby Dwi Antono is the Talk of the Town in "Epos" @ Thinkspace Projects

Juxtapoz Magazine – Roby Dwi Antono is the Talk of the Town in “Epos” @ Thinkspace Projects

When Indonesian artist Roby Dwi Antono titled his latest exhibition EPOS  at Thinkspace, he could easily have been referring to the history of surrealism. Derived from the Bahasa language, Epos, “an epic poem, or epope, is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily involving a time beyond living memory in which occurred the extraordinary doings of the extraordinary men and women who, in dealings with the gods or other superhuman forces, gave shape to the mortal universe for their descendants, the poet and his audience, to understand themselves as a people or nation.” Surrealism, as an art form, can be the conduit to these almost magical, or extraordinary things, and through the powerful kids that he paints, the marvelous potential of power…

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