Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. The city that never sleeps. The city that was now known as with the traffic jam. The city that develops and grow to become the megapolitan city. As other city identities, there are some iconic building or places that can be used to represent this city for paper cutting + painting artwork. For this experiment, I choose to use Monumen Nasional (Monas), Tugu Selamat Datang, Patung Pancoran and silhouette of the high-rise building.
Previously, I had created paper cutting +painting with The President theme. The first is Cupo-Gus Dur, or the formal name is Abdurrahman Wahid, he was the 4th President of Republic of Indonesia. The second is Cupo-Obama, as we know that he was the 44th President of United States of America.
Now, I made creation again with President theme. This time is not the president of a country but from a company. He was the President Director of Philips Lighting Indonesia. His name is Chandrasekhar Vaidyanathan. This project happened because the request of Professional Lighting Channel team that want to present a memorable gift at the farewell party of Pak Chandra on March 24, 2017. He will move from Indonesia to China as Regional Business Leader for Greater China and India. He was the Country Leader of Philips Lighting Indonesia from October 2013 until March 2017.
Rasanya saya tidak perlu bercerita banyak tentang Dr.(H.C.) K. H. Abdurrahman Wahid atau yang akrab disapa Gus Dur, yang lahir di Jombang, Jawa Timur, 7 September 1940. Telah banyak artikel atau tulisan tentang siapa beliau, pemikiran, perbuatan dan juga warisan beliau. Disini saya hanya akan menceritakan proses pembuatan karya cut-post untuk Gus Dur. Sumber foto saya dapatkan dari http://ipnudki.or.id/gusdur-sang-zahid/
Seperti biasa, Paper Cutting & Painting Cupo GusDur diawali dengan kertas putih ukuran A3 (420 x 297 mm) yang telah dibuat beberapa layer mengikuti desain yang telah dibuat sebelumnya. Pemilihan warna menggunakan kombinasi antara warna kecoklatan yang dipadu kontras dengan warna hijau. Kecoklatan bagi saya adalah simbolisasi bahwa Gus Dur ini membumi atau bahasa kerennya adalah down to earth (lagi pula untuk poster serius ini saya belum berani eksperimen menggunakan warna diluar pakem formal, misalnya pink). Sedangkan warna hijau merupakan simbolisasi semesta. Boleh juga mengartikan bahwa hijau adalah simbolisasi dari organisasi Nahdlatul Ulama atau NU. Seperti halnya karya seni lainnya, interpretasi dan pemahaman masing-masing orang terhadap suatu karya adalah bebas dan boleh saja untuk berbeda.
This paper cutting Cupo Portrait, Cupo-BHP, is created as the request by a daughter who wants to give a birthday present to her father. The color requested represents the color of the tiger, since her father shio is the tiger too. As usual, the hardest part is finding the photograph that can be created with stenciled photo and has enough resolution to modified.
Let’s call it Cupo-FKM. FKM is the initial name of this girl that her photograph made as an object of paper cutting and painting. This is the custom request from a customer that initiate to give a different gift as a birthday present. Also, request to give pink gradation and pink wooden frame. FKM is 4yrs old girl who lived in Paris.
Shape transition and make a layout for the pattern based on a motif from Middle East area or known as Timur Tengah in Bahasa Indonesia. There is no shape change, only the layout that changes on each layer.
The experiment of paper cutting to make a transition from the simple square shape and make color gradation for each layers using some color spectrum.
On this project, we are trying to maximize all layered that already cut. As you know, when we cut the paper, it will create 2 shapes. Sometimes we call it positive and negative shape. This project made on September 30, 2014.
In this Cupo-Basmalah, the concept combines the art of calligraphy with some layer of papercutting and combine with color gradation for each layer.
This artwork is called Cupo-BAP and made from a photograph of our beloved colleague that resigned from the current job. BAP is the initial name of our colleague, Bayu Ade Pramudia. The hardest part of this creation is found the good photograph without asking the photo from him because this artwork was made as a secret project.