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22 September - 21 October 2017
Artist in Residence Exhibition #7
Adam de Boer (US)

Opening: Friday, 22 September 2017, 4 pm
Venue: REDBASE Foundation Yogyakarta
Exhibition Period: 22 September - 21 October 2017

Redbase Foundation, Yogyakarta is pleased to present Jungle Flame, resident artist Adam de Boer's first solo exhibition in Indonesia. As a current Fulbright scholar, based in Yogyakarta, this exhibition is the result of de Boer's ongoing and intense engagement with Indonesian aesthetic and craft traditions. The seven new multimedia works that constitute Jungle Flame are a reflection of the artist's multi-layered artistic process, steeped in his critical investigation of identity and the appropriation, or as he states, "misappropriation of cultural forms." De Boer's enquiry began in 2010 with his first trip to Indonesia: a trip that awakened his desire to understand his own hybrid identity as a Dutch-Indonesian-American born and raised in Southern California, thousands of miles from his family's roots in the Central Java town of Purwokerto.

Fundamental to de Boer's practice is his attention to materials that have, for centuries, dominated the practice of Javanese craft and culture, including batik, carved wood, and leatherwork. For Jungle Flame, de Boer builds on his interest in the possibilities afforded by the unlikely synthesis of seemingly contradictory elements, that when combined, become a congruous image, the result of de Boer's thoughtful layering of material, process, and conceptual themes.

Adam de Boer received his MFA from the Chelsea College of Art, London, and his BA in painting from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Recent exhibitions include: Art Stage Jakarta, Jakarta - Indonesia (2017); Art|Jog|8, Yogyakarta (2015): Indonesian Contemporary Art Network, Yogyakarta (2014); Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2014); University of California, Santa Barbara (2014): and also group exhibitions at Los Angeles, Bogotá, London, Washington DC and many more.

REDBASE Foundation
Ds. Jurug RT 02, No. 72 Bangunharjo, Sewon, Bantul
Yogyakarta 55187 INDONESIA