Eddie Hara’s images posses a naïve almost childlike quality. With an abundance of bright colours and filled with intense humour, the mood of Eddie Hara’s art is always cheerful, joyful and easygoing, albeit exuding a bizarre impression. It reflects a festive atmosphere, a carnival, or even a crazy orgy. Nevertheless, some of his works portray very serious issues, involving the difficult periods of life, which can be dramatic and tragic. Through Eddie Hara’s paintings, he hopes to inspire his viewers to ponder about the world, issues such as politics, feminism, sexism, wars, poverty, racism etc. His works move one step beyond aesthetics.
At the Art Stage Singapore 2016, Eddie is represented by Semarang Gallery and Nadi Gallery. We talked to Eddie on his works at Nadi Gallery.
Check out our exclusive interview with Eddie Hara :
Eddie Hara: the Punk Uncle of Indonesian Contemporary Art
About Eddie Hara
Born in 1957 in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia, Eddie Hara currently lives and works in Switzerland. Educated in Indonesian Institute of Arts (ISI) Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst Enschede (AKI), The Netherlands, Eddie has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Cuba, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Eddie Hara’s works are included in the Singapore Art Museum, Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland, as well as private foundations, corporate and galleries in Indonesia and worldwide.