About the artist - en Welcome to the International Art Exhibition Working theme 2022: Light, transparent, reflection, colour Friday 24th June - Sunday 25th Sep. 2022; Fri., Sat., Sun. & Public holidays 13:00 - 20:00
Creating passages, opening the mind, resulting in spiritual and ritual objects in wood and bronze
Luc Schreiden (adapted):
The originality of the works of Toni Kanwa Adikusumah lies in the alliance between the primitive arts and contemporary art, between the depth of the East and the creative freedom of the West. The synthesis he achieves sublimates dualities.
Toni Kanwa Adikusumah was born in Java, Indonesia. The first part of his life he was immersed in the heart of several indigenous tribes where culture and ritual arts were still a matter of life and a necessity for humans. His knowledge of ancestral techniques and his spiritual roots are exceptional. As a graduate of the Bandung Institute of Technology, he was for more than fifteen years an expert in tribal art for Sotheby's and Christie's in Jakarta and Bali.
Since the 2000s, Toni Kanwa Adikusumah has been travelling the world, notably allowing himself to be touched by the influences of the European art scene.
The artist presents at The Enchanted Garden a series of wooden sculptures and bronze creations revealing the flow of vital energy resulting from his unusual path and the duality between East and West.