Ira Suryandari

Ira Suryandari studied ceramics from a ceramics artist Bonny Surya and Keng Sien. The motivation she got from the studying process then inspired and encourage her to keep on creating artworks using ceramic and to continue learning independently. Her artworks show the natural quality and character of earth and almost always with natural earthy colours. Since 2005, Ira has been participated in several fine art exhibitions in Jakarta. To Ira, ceramic is simply a medium of expressions. She can freely form and do human figures by using clay, the common medium used to represent her ideas. Human expressions and gestures to Ira are more effective when presented through the medium of ceramic in different forms that remind us of various humans’ problems. The representation of humans’ problems with sense of humour can make the situation more relaxed, according to her. This is to avoid conflicts that may trigger other problems. The main idea of the artworks are social issues in human life that always arise throughout life in a new way. As long as it happens, she will continue to present those issues in her artworks. The artworks in the exhibition here show some female figures with certain gestures reflecting syimbolic narration of many problems related to the daily lives of women and their surroundings. The artworks can also be a criticism from an artist to various social tendencies or habits existing now in the community together with its positive and negative aspects.

Works

” Cuma obrolan biasa, jangan disadap, dong ah!”, 2009
22 pcs, tinggi @24 cm-27 cm, Stoneware. Glaze

Ingin Cantik. 2007
31.5 x 21.5 x 16 cm
Stoneware. Coil, Slab. Glaze, Oxide

Oh..Maa…! 2007
35.5 x 42 cm. Stoneware
Coil , Slip

Exhibition View


Artist Statement:

Bagi saya sederhana saja, medium keramik merupakan alat untuk berekspresi. Dengan material tanah liat saya bebas membentuk beragam figur manusia, bentuk yang selama ini banyak menampilkan gagasan-gagasan karya saya. Ekspresi, mimik manusia buat saya lebih efektif digambarkan lewat medium keramik dalam berbagai bentuk gambaran persoalan manusia. Penggambaran masalah manusia dengan sikap jenaka menurut saya terasa lebih cair. Untuk menghindari konflik yang kadang-kadang justru menimbulkan persoalan lain. Sepanjang kehidupan manusia akan bermunculan berbagai masalah baru yang merupakan sumber ide karya- karya keramik saya, sepanjang itu pula mungkin saya menampilkan gagasan-gagasan saya.

Biodata

Ira Suryandari
Palembang, 9 November 1979

Belajar keramik pada Bonny Surya dan Keng Sien

Pameran Bersama
Finding Paradiso, Galeri Cemara 6, Jakarta, 6-31 Oktober 2005
Beauty Behind The Flame, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, 9-18 Februari 2006
It’s Fun 2b a Woman, Galeri Cemara 6, Jakarta 25 April-15 Mei 2007