Bonggal Jordan Hutagalung, is the ceramic artist who was born in Yogyakarta 1988. The artist who’s familiarly called with Bonggal has graduated from FSRD ITB. His consistency in working on ceramics has led him to his artistic career in various national and international exhibitions. Bonggal’s interest in ceramic medium is because of the characteristic from ceramics which has a dualism between resistance and brittleness. Ceramics can be very durable for hundreds or even thousands of years and it can be very brittle from pressure and impact. Through ceramics, he often raises a daily problem theme, in the form of notes similar to journals, or questioning auto critics about art itself.
According to this “Open P.O” project #3, Bonggal will brings the theme about recording a “home”. He will try to record and respond to the collector’s interpretation of their home through ceramic art. The notes from the discussion with the collector will be presented in the form of a journal which is visualized through the illustrations and text on the ceramic surface.
"Bonggal will responds to the collector’s interpretation of their home that will be presented in the form of a journal through the illustrations and text on the ceramic surface."
The process of making ceramics uses a stoneware clay with the handbuild pinching technique. He realized that the body is the shell of the spirit, so with the pinching technique, it will be a procession of recording the body (as a container for the spirit) in the clay itself. He realized that the body is the shell of the spirit, so with the pinching technique, it will be a procession of recording the body (as a container for the spirit) in the clay itself. Through this artwork, Bonggal invites us to re-interpret the home through the visual notes on ceramic surface and to raise our awareness about the nature of human beings who have dualism as well as ceramics. On the other side, humans have full of control power of their consciousness, at the same time, it can be fragile and disappear, seized by the ego.
BONGGAL JORDAN HUTAGALUNG
Place/Date of Birth : Sleman, 28 July 1988
Bachelor Degree, Faculty of Art and Design, Majoring on Ceramics Art, Bandung Institute of Technology.
- “Choir Of The Mischief” Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta
- “NOW: Here-There-Everywhere” Semarang Gallery, Semarang
- “Pop Mart” Artotel, Jakarta
- “BNE #5” Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung
- “Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale #3” Galeri Nasional, Jakarta
- ”Manifesto 4” Galeri Nasional, Jakarta
- “Encounter” Awanama Art Space, Jakarta
- “Kota Tua Creative Festival” Gedung Cipta Niaga, Jakarta
- “Pecundang Malam Minggu” Platform 3, Bandung
- “Cataclysm” Swoon Gallery, Bali
- “Subject Matter: A Locus Of Collectivism” Art:1, Jakarta
- “Everyday Is Like Sunday” Langgeng Gallery, Magelang
- “Step-art” Galeri Kamones, Bandung
- “Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale” North Art Space, Jakarta
- “GIF Festival”, www.giffestival.tumblr.com
- “Seni Keramik Kontemporer Indonesia: A Progress Report”, Museum Seni Rupa Dan Keramik, Jakarta
- “Design/Art”, Lawangwangi, Bandung
- “15x15x15 mind eye”, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung
- “Cerita Kami Tentang Hidup”, di CCF, Bandung
- “Aroma Kengerian”, Galeri Kita, Bandung
- “Skin Matters”, Galeri Soemardja, Bandung
- “Hail To Sail”, Galeri Kita, Bandung
- “Middelbare Akte”, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung
- “15x15x15 recreate, reality, representation”, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung
- “FOURPLAY”, Japan Foundation, Jakarta
- “Going Beyond” guest house C.M.N.K Art Space, Bandung
- “Pottrippin” Galeri Hidayat, Bandung