One of the lecturers of Fine Arts Study Program Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB), Romy Setiawan, M.Sn. got the opportunity to join in the Exhibition of the Indonesian National Gallery in Pasuruan, entitled Art Exhibition “Marking the Signs of the Age”. The exhibition was held at the Gedung Serbaguna Yon Zipur 10, Pasuruan.
Romy was a special invited participant from the National Gallery. This exhibition presented 69 selected artworks of 28 Pasuruan artists who passed the selection of the curator team, and 18 special invited artists from various regions in Indonesia, including Banyumas, Pati, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Gresik, Mojokerto, Malang, Batu, Lamongan, and Tulungagung.
The work that Romy exhibited was a representation of human hope about joy and peace. How to always be able to sit quietly, smile, always learn, walk calmly and daily mirror more clearly. This can be started from how to make peace with yourself and try to always share with others.
One of Romy’s unique works is the use of pencils on canvas, generally drawing using pencils is used as an initial part of the process to make his main artwork (paintings, sculptures, graphic prints, etc.) in more than 10 years.
“Another advantage of pencil as medium of arts is the realization of the shadow of the symbol. This, of course, also fits my artistic needs, conveying my expressions and ideas,” Romy said.
“Besides, I like the details and complex visualization, because there are too many things that I want to visualize and convey to my rich work. I took more than a month to make a work with a daily estimate of around 6-8 hours of work “.
“I feel proud, it means that my reputation has been monitored by the National Gallery, given the facts that I have to in between of the two worlds: as a good teacher and as a good artist,” Romy stated.
I hope, I can be more productive in work,” he concluded. (DT/MSH/Humas FIB)