NANI PUSPASARI

Visual Artist 
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Lastest News —
Studio Residency -  Jan - Mar 2020 Studio Dight, creating new body of work
International residency -  Jan - Feb 2020 The 14th International Visual Arts Workshop and Exhibition at Poh Chang Academy of Arts and  RMUTI International Art Workshop and Exhibition 2020, Thailand
International residency - Aug - Oct 2020 (POSTPONED) Jeonnam International SUMUK Biennale at Mokpo & Jindo.
One month artist residency at Haenam, South Korea

EXHIBITION  —




Residency — Dight Studio

Jan - Mar 2020
residency, mural, work in progress

Untitled
(8) Ink on paper, 24 w x 32 h cm

Sculpture
work in progress, mixed media


Artists’ Life Mural
acrylic on wall, 400 w x 300 h cm


Dight Creative Studios Project is a unique artist-run space located in the heart of the art precinct in Collingwood by Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne, AU. It aims to support local emerging and professional contemporary artists and international artists in residence. I feel honoured to be their first artist residency, creating a new body of work in progress.











Residency — Thailand

Jan - Feb 2020
residency, exhibition


Shut Your Mouth
ink on hanji paper, 144 w x 76 h cm

15 RMUTT International Art Workshop,
Group exhibition Time Change
RMUTT, Thanyaburi, Thailand

What I Dreamt Last Night
ink on hanji paper, 144 w x 76 h cm

15th International Arts Festival & Workshop, Poh Chang Academe of Art, Bangkok, Thailand












Somewhere Between

2019
solo exhibition

Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne
mixed media

"Somewhere Between" is about how we connect to the places where we're just passing through.

The paintings were born from images of the places and travel the artist has visited. Here, rendered on paper and paint, these images gain power more than just a photo. More than just passing through, they peel back the surface to the underlying conversations and contexts that make up memories of a place.

The ceramic sculptures contrast with the paintings, as their physical nature allows the abstract to come through more clearly. The results flow from the art process, from the touch of the clay. Though born of the same travel memories, new impressions are created during the making of the artwork.

This exhibition combines travel, as the desire for human bodies to be in a new habitat, with artistic expression, as the bridge between recording subjective experiences and creating new ones.








Residency — South Korea

June - July 2019
residency, exhibition



The Guardian
ink on hanji paper, 139 w x 175 h cm

Daesung Temple
ink on hanji paper, 139 w x 175 h cm


Group Exhibition
International Sumuk Exhibition, Haenam Culture & Arts Centre, Haenam, South Korea

Selfportrait
ink on hanji paper, 76 w x 144 h cm


Group Exhibition
Gong-jae & The Artists’ Self Portrait,
Haengchon Art Museum, Haenam, South Korea

Yeoja I
ink on hanji paper, 139 w x 175 h cm


Collection
Sooyun Art Space,
Haenam, South Korea












Femina

2019
group exhibition


Femina Extravaganza
Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne
curated by Ellen YG Son

Femina
(20) hand built ceramic, 5 x 5.5 cm


This exhibition explores the body as a site of struggle, consumption projected to media/society/culture, and further investigates ‘femina’ as an extraterritorial space that can embrace those bodies that identity as female but not woman, or as woman but not female; those bodies that have lived through femininity but not womanhood, or through womanhood but not femininity. (Text by Ellen YG Son)








Residency — Thailand

Jan  - Feb 2019
residency, exhibition



Playground
ink and thread on paper
25 w x 18.3 h cm (3 panels)


14th International Arts Festival & Workshop, Poh Chang Academe of Art, Bangkok, Thailand

Good Luck
acrylic on canvas
80 w x 100 h cm
Wat
ink and thread on hanji paper
70 w x 50 h cm


International Art Workshop and Exhibition 2019, RMUTI, Korat, Thailand











Garden Soul

2017
exhibition

Solo Exhibition
Offthekerb Gallery, Melbourne
mixed media


Garden Soul draws upon fairy tales, fables and childhood memories, creating a visual poem to navigate the relationship between the human and natural worlds. Though the artist has left her childhood home of gardens in full bloom, she continues to explore
the imaginary narratives that live within and around us.












Reincarnation

2012
installation

Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
neon tissue paper on board

Would heaven be filled with flower blossoms? This paper installation symbolises reincarnation as the return to life.









Belong

2011
group exhibition


The Space that Measures Distance
Chinese Museum, Melbourne

acrylic & thread on canvas,
101 x 171 cm

The aim was further to investigate the humans and animals, through the use of large-scale canvas to examine the individual’s relationship with themselves and others. This distorted figures and incorrect propositions and perspective are used to represent the girl’s naiveness. The girl inside the kangaroo’s belly represents women and their emotions. This painting aims to experiment with secondary colour and softness of colour attached to a large scale. Perspective, narrative, decoration, patterning and humour were again exploring.












Girl & Animal

Timeless


Solo Exhibition, 2011
Firstsite Gallery, Melbourne
mixed media

The best horror films start on a bright day with an expertly subliminal touch of unease. These drawings are a satire of innocence and naivety, where the flat colours and stitching underline a disconcerting reality. This exhibition combined paintings, drawing and hand-painted murals.
installation, 2010
mixed media


This collection of artworks were gathered togethe for this installation. Despite their scattered origins, this has become a timeless memory of artist’s art process. The materials used for this work ranged from glitter to acrylic, reflecting a personal playground of a wild and whimsical mind where fantasy comes from vision.








ARTWORK  —





Somewhere Between



2019 - 2020
Digital drawing, 60 x 42 cm

Shown as part of my solo exhibition - Somewhere Between - at Black Cat Gallery in Melbourne, 2019.

Closer than Close



2019
Acrylic and thread on paper, 29 x 24 cm

Shown as part of my solo exhibition - Somewhere Between - at Black Cat Gallery in Melbourne, 2019.










Forest Wilderness 
watercolour on paper, 21 x 30 cm, 2016








Wandering, acrylic on wall, est. 4 m, between Pigdon Stt and Amess St Melbourne, 2015







OBJECT —




Borneo series, 2019, Earthenware ceramic (left to right) (1) 13W x 12H x 4.5D cm (2) 15W x 11H x 14D cm (3) 19W x 8H x 18D cm (4) 12W x 10.5H x 10.5D cm







Silently living (2019)
hand-built earthenware ceramic and glaze 17 x 13 x 7 cm








Garden Soul II (2019)
Earthenware ceramic and glaze 25 x 14 x 18 cm







A land not mine I (2019)
Earthenware ceramic and glaze
13 x 13 x 7 cm

Untitled (2019)
Earthenware ceramic and glaze
20 x 16 x 17 cm

A land not mine II (2019)
Earthenware ceramic and glaze
11 x 7 x 7 cm







Step in time (2019)
Stoneware ceramic and glaze
and yellow thread








Garden Soul (2017)
hand-built ceramic
Garden Soul draws upon fairy tales, fables and childhood memories, creating a visual poem to navigate the relationship between the human and natural worlds. Though the artist has left her childhood home of gardens in full bloom, she continues to explore the imaginary narratives that live within and around us.






ink and yellow thread on paper
The feminine world is made out to seem so complicated; we are either simplistic to the point of stereotyping all women together, or mysterious to be labelled as unreachable.

But like anything else, once the layers are peeled back, there is so much more to explore. These drawings depict how fun, quirky and poetic the feminine world can be when the imagination is not constricted by gendered perspectives.