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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Artphoria 2013: Art is Now Exciting with 3D Anamorphic Street Paintings

Celebrating and exposing the magnificent world of art, the Artphoria 2013 is currently taking place at the Ciputra Artpreneur Center, Ciputra World 1Jakarta from 14th December 2013 to 26th January 2014.

Scheduled to be held for 44 days, over the New Year holidays,  this one of a kind exhibition is a form of appreciation towards art, creativity, interaction and inspirations.

The event features no less than 29 Indonesian creative communities who showcase various artworks, including:Komunitas Lubang Jarum Indonesia (Pinhole Photography), Komunitas Peri, Komunitas Atap Alis Indonesia, BarudakUrban Light Bandung (Lightings Art Photography), Pena Hitam Arts, Kelas Pagi, Masyarakat Komik Indonesia (Comic Community), Invalid Urban, Costume Play Communities, and more.
As main feature, Artphoria 2013 presents masterpieces of Kurt Wenner, an international artist who is renowned for the art of 3D pavement or Anamorphic Street Painting. Kurt Wenner is here   accompanied by 5 Indonesian distinguished artists, namely : Hendra Harsono, Rotua Magdalena, Diela Maharani, Zaky Arifin, and Nady Azhry who also display their exceptional artworks. With these fascinating works, visitors are presented with modern optical illusions which manipulate human sights through a series of paintings on a flat object that combines perspectives, colors, and certain special lighting techniques.

The 3 dimensional paintings are not merely visual presentations but are also a media for interaction. Visitors are encouraged to blend in and be part of the artworks. The event organizers advise viewers to take pictures with the artworks. There will also be a “Fun with Artphoria” Photo Contest with the prize of Smartphones, where the photographs are judged by celebrities.

Aside from the Anamorphic Street paintings, the event is also highlighted with a variety of performances and workshops. Among some of the performers are:  the Jakarta Broadway Team, Bojafoo Percussion, Taman Suropati Chamber, The Rombenkz, Mime Couztic, Jakarta Beatbox Clan, and more.

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