Angki Purbandono



Purbandono is an artist who uses photography as his main means of expression, rare in Yogyakarta. Up till now, he has collected more than 500 old black-and-white photographs sold on the streets, creating an artwork from these photographs on which are recorded anonymous people and their unknown histories, and recording through photographs the various things that exist on the street- such as the small dead animals squashed by cars, naked homeless people and garbage-without distinguishing between life and death, the useful or useless. This exhibition will feature a series of photographs but captured with a scanner, not a camera. By marrying unexpected combinations such as animal figures, garbage and fruit, and putting them in a glaring spotlight at point-blank range, he amplifies the visual impact and the narrativity of these objects.



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