Sinta Tantra 1979, New York
A British artist of Balinese descent, Tantra spent her childhood in Indonesia, America and the UK where she studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Academy Schools. Known for her colourful geometric paintings and site-specific murals, many in the public realm, Tantra’s work explores ‘painting on an architectural scale’. The first recipient of the Bridget Riley Drawing Fellowship at the British School at Rome, previous commissions include The Contemporary Art Society, Folkestone Triennial, Karaachi Biennale and Canary Wharf London. Tantra’s paintings are part of the Government Art Collection, the Benetton Foundation collection and other private international collections.
CurrentArt Jakarta 2020 19 October - 15 December 2020
Sinta Tantra is featured in the upcoming 'Buah Tangan' group exhibition of Indonesian Diaspora artists which also includes Adam de Boer, Hadassah Emmerich, Ida Lawrence and Ines Katamso. The show will run from October 19th - December 15th 2020. 'Buah Tangan' is curated and organized by ISA Art+Design and exhibited offline in Jakarta and online with Art Jakarta 2020.
Recent NewsContemporary Art Society Announcement August 26, 2020
Consultancy is delighted to announce the appointment of Sinta Tantra, who has been commissioned to develop a series of works for the City of London’s newest office tower, 22 Bishopsgate. Standing at 278m, 22 is set to be the tallest building in the Square Mile, with 62 storeys accommodating 12,000 workers. Wellbeing and craftsmanship are celebrated in the communal spaces of the building, which will feature a fresh food market, retreats and a free public viewing gallery. Tantra has been appointed by AXA IM – Real Assets to deliver work for 22’s Market area. A series of murals is currently in development to be delivered at the beginning of 2021.
Recent PressDesign Anthology September 7, 2020
Harry Mckinley from Design Anthology UK gets in perspective with Sinta Tantra and her identity as an artist. As with many artists, Sinta Tantra felt the impact of lockdown. But her viewpoint is timely for beyond the pandemic, a wave of social activism is sweeping the country. Race, identity, and equality are the talking points, and she has something to say.
UpcomingDulwich Picture Gallery
British-Balinese artist Sinta Tantra is commissioned by Dulwich Picture Gallery to make over the main entrance hall with a new installation inspired by the Gallery's architect Sir John Soane's love of coloured light and curves. The Grand Tour refers to Soane's journey to ancient Rome from 1778-80, which greatly influenced his life's work. Sinta says of her work "I wanted to create an immersive installation that was as visually opulent as one of Soane interiors, floating between a two and three-dimensional world… In some ways, we all have our grand tours of learning and overcoming the obstacles life presents to us."