LIFT THE SPIRIT
These magnified, realistic details capture our gaze, evoking a religious-like reverence. However, as the repeated appearance of the Dior logo reminds us, these techniques are employed in service of material wealth, provoking profound astonishment and prompting contemplation on values, consumer culture, and more.
This time, the rabbit pilot lands in a brightly colored city for a peaceful and healing journey. The artist also reflects the endless journey of life in his paintings. We may encounter different views along the journey, but there are always moments worth recording. Whether it's a journey alone or a moment shared with friends and family, these moments happen to be something that "Lift the Spirit".
What we could see in Sutajaya’s artworks is a fusion. It inherits many traditions: pop art, hyperrealism, and above all, an age-old narrative tradition. Despite the stylistic fractures between these elements, they do not disrupt the overall harmony and unity of the composition. The otherworldly nature marked by persuasive details, along with the story world saturated with ornamental signals, all bear the traces of Baudrillard's theory of the semiotics of objects. We seem to catch a glimpse of the shadow of Cranach's world, transcending the present yet still embedded in the temporal context of human society.
As an artist who emerged in the wake of popular culture, Sutajaya demonstrates a remarkable talent for depicting cartoon characters. Sutajaya's works, akin to frames selected from ongoing scenes, invite the viewers to imagine the architecture that is about to step in. With meticulous attention to detail, Sutajaya has become a master storyteller, connecting himself with the troubadours of the past.
As you may attracted by the eyes in Sutajaya’s artwork even at the first sight, this pure expression is also typical style that you may only see in his artworks. In this way, Sutajaya’s rabbit characters seems to come from Miyazaki Hayao’s world, with unique soul and happiness, which constitutes a highly recognizable thematic image and opens an art of storytelling for generalists.
In each painting, the rabbit has an interaction with the surrounding area. They are in the fragrant flowers, on the sunny beach, and in the charming and beautiful underwater world, and each story is full of surrealistic romance and loveliness, providing you with the power of "Lift the Spirit".