Tutti Frutti: SEA Group Exhibition
Curator: Michela Sena
11.11 - 12.10, 2022
From Street art to new pop art to the gallery temple.
Street art is a temporary intervention, as it is subject to changes, weather and urban transformation; it disappears or overlaps with other art, as does every aspect of contemporary culture. It accompanies the observer's eye in its daily movements, restoring meaning and visibility to places otherwise abandoned or simply forgotten by the gaze and routine.
The artists on show are now part of an international iconography and urban culture. They already have become objects of interest to collectors and galleries.
From the most cutting-edge Southeast Asian art scene, in a path that winds between the cities of Manila, Jogjakarta, Ho Chi Minh and Bangkok they play with their works, interacting perfectly with urban surfaces while at the same time penetrate with ease the temple of the galleries.
In their images they often use characters coming from Japanese cartoon iconography or comics aesthetic, creating playful interactions in a remix of urban history and culture, touching upon themes such as the vulnerability and strength of the human being and the passage of time.
Benzilla Garden Acrylic on canvas 170 x 200 cm 2022
Benzilla Black Viper Fiberglass 72 x 75 cm 2022
Benzilla White Viper Fiberglass 72 x 75 cm 2022
Benzilla Underneath White Acrylic on canvas 100 x 80 cm 2022
Benzilla Underneath Black Acrylic on canvas 100 x 80 cm 2022
Line Censor With My Pleasure Acrylic on canvas 100 x 400 cm 2022
Rizal Hasan Solitude Acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm 2022
Rizal Hasan Persistence Acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm 2022
Louie Cordero The Gash Acrylic on canvas 91.44 x 91.44 cm 2022
Geremy Samala Transmutation Acrylic and pastel on canvas 152.4 x 152.4 cm 2022
Geremy Samala Paradise Sampler Acrylic and pastel on canvas 152.4 x 152.4 cm 2022
Geremy Samala Amygdala Hijackr Acrylic and pastel on canvas 152.4 x 152.4 cm 2022
Palito Perak POPULAR SMILE #1 (ANDY WARHOL) Acrylic on canvas 160 x 140 cm 2022
Palito Perak POPULAR SMILE #2 (BASQUIAT) Acrylic on canvas 160 x 140 cm 2022
OGGZGOY Serenity Spray pain on canvas 60 x 140cm 2022
OGGZGOY Attack Spray pain on canvas 60 x 140cm 2022
OGGZGOY old styleSpray pain on canvas 60 x 140cm 2022
Bjorn Calleja Dawn of the Fragile People Oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas 180 cm x 158 cm 2022
Bjorn Calleja A Celebration for no Reason Oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas 180 cm x 158 cm 2022
Fajar Amali Hidden Gem #1 Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 110cm x 80cm 2022
Fajar Amali Hidden Gem #2, Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 110cm x 80cm 2022
Maklay childhood memories #1 (rockman) Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 80 cm x 80 cm 2022
Maklay childhood memories #2 (astroboy) Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 80 cm x 80 cm 2022
Tran Quang Dai 10th Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm 2022
Tran Quang Dai 20th Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm 2022
Tran Quang Dai 30th Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm 2022
Michela Sena is a Rome-Bangkok-based curator and art critic. Her research relates partly to the potential of global language and the relationship and dialogue between contemporary artists coming from different territories. After she graduated in museology and art history at Roma Tre University and got a Chinese language degree at SISU Shanghai Foreign Studies University, she was Director of Primo Marella Gallery Beijing and Director of Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok. She curated a wide number of shows proposing a punctual snapshot of contemporary art research, developing in recent years a focus on Chinese and southeast Asian art.