G13 Project Room : Construction of Creativity, a Showcase by Hidayat Arshad
9 - 23 June 2017
G13 Project Room was first launched back in August of 2016. Project Room serves as a new platform initiated by G13 gallery with the sole intention of promoting new talents and introducing fresh and innovative artistic direction to the local industry. Now, Project Room is back with its fourth installment that features yet another exciting new face, Hidayat Arshad.
Construction of Creativity by Hidayat Arshad features seven paintings that talks about the artist’s personal challenge in dealing with the process of creating an artwork. The artist discusses the relationship between right and left brain and how the logical side and creative side tend to challenge one and another. Hidayat uses repetition of mechanical lines to create structural form while adding up random organic forms to disturb the rigidity of the lines.
The artist initially mapped out his plan by laying out lines strategically to construct forms of pattern as a metaphor to how the left brain works. Meanwhile, the organic subject that was portrayed afterwards symbolizes the creative side of the brain which inadvertently challenges the artist to harmonize both of the seemingly asymmetrical subjects of his painting. In short, the artist wishes to demonstrate how these two elements are co-dependent rather than being viewed as neither recessive nor dominant that cancels one out of the two. Construction of Creativity is a showcase exhibition by Hidayat Arshad, a program by G13 Project Room.