Tondi Hasibuan

2 Nov 2021 – 8 Nov 2021

Regular hours

Tue, 02 Nov
11:00 – 19:00
Wed, 03 Nov
11:00 – 17:00
Thu, 04 Nov
11:00 – 17:00
Fri, 05 Nov
11:00 – 17:00
Sat, 06 Nov
11:00 – 17:00
Sun, 07 Nov
11:00 – 17:00
Mon, 08 Nov
11:00 – 17:00

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Lazio, Italy


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ROSSOCINABRO is pleased to announce the first extensive presentation of Tondi Hasibuan's paintings in Rome.

The first solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Tondi Hasibuan at the gallery reveals the cubist side of Tondi's artistic practice. The large ensemble of more framed pieces covers the walls of the exhibition space. The acrylic on canvases presents the viewer with an impression of Tondi’s personal relationship with his work as an artist and the avant garde movements of the XX Century art world in especially Tondi was attracted by Cubism of Picasso and by Fauvism of Matisse. Within the strong colours and the strong brush, characteristic of the Matisse's paintings, strokes well familiar motives from Tondi’s oeuvre pop up in the monumental yet playful colours cosmos: flowers, leaves, circles, straight lines and cubes as well as abstract stripe paintings, rainbows, animals and lions. His central interest of involving the viewer in the artwork becomes apparent in the near life sized ‘head studies’ whose side views seem like mirror images of the classic statues. The relation and inspiration of Picasso's paintings of the Cubist period are evident. Many of the acrylic works connect Tondi to the classicism of the Italian and Grecian sculptures. Their underlying subtle humour hints towards contemporary lifestyles and understandings of art.

Tondi Hasibuan (Jakarta 1977) lives and works in Sumatra.

Tondi is a painter who grew up in the Huristak Kingdom, Padang Lawas, North Sumatra. Tondi Utama Hasibuan was born on 10 September 1977, in addition to painting, he also has a hobby of photography and has been fond of painting since childhood and received an art education, graduating as a Bachelor of Art and Master of Art at Birmingham City University, United Kingdom in 1999-2004. The painter Tondi is also currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Art and Design (FSRD) of the Indonesian Cultural Arts Institute (ISBI) Bandung. He has been part of numerous group exhibitions in Italy and in the World.

Recently exhibitions in Italy are:

Milan Design Week 2021, from 9 to 23 September 2021

Florence Biennale XIII from 23 to 31 October 2021

Solo show of 20 canvases, in Rossocinabro Rome from 2 to 8 November 2021  

Curator Cristina Madini

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