Avatar in The Crowd
Hansen Thiam Sun
Acrylic on canvas, diptych
186 x 180 cm
Rich in experience and not the one to favor angry overtones, Hansen’s subjects are comprised of simple everyday occurrences: children, people, animals and regular objects. Avatar in the Crowd expresses the changing faces of youth and the impact of Western influence in traditional cultures in third world countries. He distinguishes himself by using complex applications of textures and colors. His sensitivity towards his surroundings and his ability to express them in an unobtrusive manner makes him a favorite among both Indonesian and western art lovers alike.
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….