Wiwik Oratmangun’s Sweep

EXPLOSION time soon after period in China has turn into a deep reflection for him. Beginning from the leaves falling in autumn to the snow slipping slowly and gradually in early winter season. Almost everything is interpreted with tenderness on canvas.

It is an integral portion of the innovative system of painter ‘diplomat’ Sih Elsiwi Handayani Oratmangun, 64. This woman is far better known as Wiwik Oratmangun. He carries on to present his seriousness in the realm of painting.

Wiwik carries the ingredient of purely natural elegance as the item of his paintings. Seize the 4 seasons otherwise, observant and delicate. He pours out what he feels and sees with his gentle brushes. The mother of a few children grew to become an unpretentious figure.

Portray for Wiwik is a variety of enjoyable contacting from the soul. He is accomplishing it professionally. A person of the functions that will be confirmed is the celebration Solo Exhibition: Along The Way, Colourful Lifetime on Canvas at CNTY Salon, Beijing, China, from Tuesday (16/11) to Thursday (16/12).

“I present the themes of organic magnificence in just about every period. There are unique seasons in China, Russia, the Netherlands, Sweden and Indonesia. The affect of metropolitan areas and villages strengthens every function on this journey,” mentioned Wiwik in a telephone conversation with me from Beijing, Saturday (13/11) night time.

Wiwik is the spouse of the Indonesian Ambassador to China and Mongolia, Djauhari Oratmangun. For Wiwik, where ever his spouse served for the Republic, he would faithfully accompany the dove.

Supporting her husband’s profession as a diplomat is obligatory for Wiwik. He usually offers encouragement by his like. Nonetheless, amidst the chaos of the diplomatic globe, Wiwik has a environment of his own.

In this solo exhibition, the CNTY Salon arranging group curated. A whole of 32 Wiwik will work have been picked. All will be exhibited to the community public. Most of the works were designed although accompanying her spouse on obligation from 1 nation to another.

CNTY by itself is a community company in the sector A-share in China. The business enterprise is extremely integrated with money. CNTY implements a functionality administration technique and a excellent regulate program to assure the steady and productive procedure of the undertaking.

Exhibiting in this sort of a high-class site is also an effective approach for Wiwik. Specially, to hook collectors or portray lovers a lot more globally. This is an important move and breakthrough to grow Wiwik’s wings in the fine arts line skillfully.

Second solo exhibition

A total of 32 will work by Wiwik with the theme of mother nature check out landscape, fauna, and ornamental. He made every of his will work from 2013 to 2021. Of all his is effective, Wiwik’s most recent works are complete of admiration.

Just say it, The Wonder of China (acrylic on canvas, 100×100 cm, 2021), A Working day in The Lifetime of Pandas, (acrylic on canvas, 80×100 cm, 2021), and Autumn Is in The Air (acrylic on canvas, 50×60 cm, 2021).

Aside from the normal and cultural landscapes in the ‘Land of the Bamboo Curtain’, in fact Wiwik can’t be separated from the influence of the style and tradition of Slavic painting. That was when she accompanied her husband on duty in Russia in 2012-2016.

Two of Wiwik’s best functions produced in Moscow (a lot more frequently composed: Moscow, Moscow) are also exhibited. Both equally are Golden Summer (acrylic on canvas 70×100 cm, 2013) and Friendship (70×100 cm, 2014). Similarly the collection when he visited the Netherlands by way of a get the job done entitled Locating Peace in Kinderdijk (70x100cm).

In the meantime, to keep cultural roots, he nevertheless provides Indonesian elements at the exhibition. Just glimpse at the operate entitled Household Spot/Destined For Residence (acrylic on canvas, 120×150 cm, 2017) and Dieng Mountain in The Distance (acrylic on canvas, 90×120 cm, 2021). The aspect of longing for one’s hometown is so thick and powerful.

Observing every single of Wiwik’s performs, I see that the affect of the Russian style, for example, is pretty pronounced. Without recognizing it, it has adorned his journey. Additionally, Wiwik employed to generally ‘hang out’ at the Tretyakov Gallery. The influence of 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century painting is potent.

Whilst in Moscow, Wiwik participated in a joint exhibition at the Belyaevo Gallery for the to start with time. It’s for the sake of the function Indonesian Evening, on January 24 2014. Then, ongoing on his first solo exhibition at Artwork Naive Gallery, on April 15-24 2014.

Not only that, he has also participated in joint exhibitions in Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Hanoi, and Colombo. Now, Wiwik’s identify is increasingly shining by means of an exhibition in Beijing. This is his 2nd solo exhibition right after the Art Naive Gallery.

As a portray critic, I have not adopted the advancement of Wiwik’s innovative course of action because he and his partner still left Moscow for Beijing. Nonetheless, he normally sends some of his most current is effective by way of photograph messages on his cell phone.


The hallmark of Wiwik’s painting is potent in the ingredient of naturalism. Reminiscent of the realism motion in the 19th century as a response to the establishment of romanticism. Strong outstanding color shades truly feel. The landscape element, the huge expanse of place, for example, is also incredibly thick. This appears to be to have been motivated by the classical Russian painter Isaac Levitan (1860-1900).

Wiwik’s second solo exhibition turned important. One of his most current performs offers the magnificence of autumn on the historic huge wall. The work entitled The Wonder of China it is interpreted as a symbol of the personal relationship concerning Indonesia and China.

“I visited the Fantastic Wall of China when all the leaves ended up turning yellow. It gave the inspiration to do this function. At 1st, I manufactured a sketch and little by little swept it up,” discussed the alumnus of Yogyakarta Condition University.

Wiwik finished the get the job done The Speculate of China soon after he returned to Beijing from his stop by to Jinshanling. Jinshanling by itself is element of the Good Wall of China. It is found in a mountainous spot in Luanping County, Chengde, Hebei Province, 125 kilometers northeast of Beijing.

He completed his perform at the time of the drop to winter season, two months ago. “When the to start with snow fell in Beijing, that’s where by the day in advance of I concluded The Question of China. I experience the slipping leaves blended with snow as they tumble,” he reported, entire of joy at the close of the Beijing-Jakarta conversation.

Now, Wiwik has established himself as a professional painter. He doesn’t just acquire refuge in the shadow of a diplomat, but uses the ability of really like and awareness to check out a globe of solitude.

Via this exhibition, Wiwik justifies and warrants a position in the realm of portray in Indonesia and the environment. He faithfully performed with his brush strokes with his comfortable fingers on the canvas. He is in a position to browse the electricity of character armed with the interior eye cheerfully.

Iwan Jaconiah, poet, culturologist, and art critic. In the globe of wonderful arts, he performed study on submit-Planet War II social realism portray at the Moscow Eastern Museum as element of the approach of writing his dissertation. He has been a guest curator at the XXI Gallery in Moscow and has been an active speaker at many international artwork symposiums. He has just been invited to be a speaker at the XI All-Russian Scientific Convention “Dialogue about Artwork and Society” organized by the Perms State Institute of Society in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, 14-16 October 2021. Each working day he joins the Media Indonesia and Metro Television set. At present, he is completing his doctoral schooling in Culture at the Faculty of Wonderful Arts, Russian Condition Social College.