Exorcism in the Stomach Series" Oil,
acrylic & pencil on canvas, 1999,
Triptych: 96" x 58", 96" x 37", 96" x 58"
Wiharso's enormous paintings are doors that open and invite the viewer
into the eery corridors of his mind. His palette of dark blues, black,
gold and red refers to the traditional muted colors of Javanese royalty
and mystical life while his imagery draws on a complex blend of traditional
and modern influences, ranging from tradtional Javanese wayang figures
to Bart Simpson. Entang's works on canvas in Pancaroba Indonesia are
built up with complex layers of oil pencil and paint that he has scratched
off to reveal forms that hover between imagination and reality.