Hansen Thiam Sun
Acrylic on canvas
115 x 92 cm
In one of Hansen’s suite of works entitled Cerulean Blues, the artist continues his exploration of modern social psychology; in particular, delving into the implications rendered by an increasingly digitized world. Hansen also suggests a parallel between the cropping of images to the selection of parts – to changes that genetic engineering has done to man and nature. In Angle, the artist appears to question the underlying ambiguity when one crops or harvests the “prime” parts of an object, simplifying and strengthening the narrative intent. In these works, to express that, Hansen displays his diverse and adroit skill in abstract, figurative, as well as photographic-like grain – holding it together with his self-assured play of cobalt and blue tones that dominate his compositions.
Hansen Thiam Sun was born in 1960 in Toho, a beautiful and pristine hamlet in West Kalimantan (Borneo). The purity and beauty of the environment in which he grew up stimulated young Hansen to become deeply interest in visual arts, especially drawing, a hobby that became deeply embedded in his life even in adulthood. He has had his share of overseas travels and adventures. He returned to Indonesia in 1990 and resided in West Java for 13 years until he moved to Bali in 200….