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.
CURRENTConstellations of Being, Jakarta 6 August - 30 September 2022
Tantra's new series of paintings revolve around stories and family histories, or what she describes as, “constellations.” Researched for over a two year period throughout the pandemic, the exhibition draws inspiration from silhouettes of tropical foliage floating against a backdrop of abstract geometric forms and linen. Here we see influences from European painters such as Henri Matisse and Jean Arp layered together with the figurative forms of Balinese artist, Nyoman Lempad. Sinta Tantra latest solo show curated by Sadiah Boonstra with ISA Art and Design in Jakarta, Indonesia. Open to public from 6th August until 30th September 2022 at ISA Art and Design Gallery, Wisma 46 BNI, Jakarta.
UPCOMINGArt SG 12 - 15 January 2023
Art SG Solo booth with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery at Art SG. The inaugural edition of ART SG will take place from 20 – 23 January 2022 (VIP Preview 19 January) at the Marina Bay Sands Expo And Convention Centre in Singapore.