Suanjaya Kencut and Magda Kirk "Dream Big" @ GR Gallery, NYC
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GR gallery is pleased to announce "Dream Big", a duo show with renowned artists, Suanjaya Kencut and Magda Kirk. A bright and uplifting show that will immerse the visitor in a dreamy world populated by a variety of characters capable to fill any void with color and playfulness. Each character brings forth a whimsical charm and embraces a style that many have sought after. This show will feature 22 brand new artworks on canvas from both artists, and 2 individual prints, that will highlight color and story-telling creativity.
"Dream Big" aims to bring forward two types of characters that are different from one another yet possess the same message to inspire the embodiment of the mindfulness of meditation, playfulness, and ease of mind. Suanjaya creates furry dolls personas that imitates our inner child, while Magdalena creates a still life performance that depicts current hardships in a playful alternative. Magdalena depicts bodies that are blurry and not fully formed but seem to be evolving into a complete state and ready to be awakened.
Suanjaya learned arts and crafts in the 6th grade and formed his unique style giving birth to a characther that is said to be similar to Barong or Rangda because it was made by human hands. "It was used for ritual purposes," Kencut says, "whereas I found it easier to make something simple and close to me, which also helped me insert moral messages into my work."