Date and Time
Sat, May 22, 2021 - Sat, Jun 19, 2021
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Avenue des Arts is pleased to present Oky Rey Montha’s first solo exhibition in the U.S, Infinity. Montha, a multimedia artist from rural Indonesia, presents us with a moving body of work stemming from ideas on life, imagination, convention, and change. Infinity contains dynamic and powerful surreal pop paintings that seem to freeze moments in time.
Montha is constantly developing the style and subject matter of his work. This unique collection of works, developed under pandemic conditions, was both challenging and stimulating for Montha as a pop-surrealist artist. Montha often uses references from other activities to generate ideas for his fantastical work, but self isolation urged his imagination to produce some of his most interesting ideas and artworks yet. Infinity is inspired by fictitious superhero characters and dynamics of power, energy, imagination, and adventure. Montha describes his imagination as a never-ending source of inspiration with no limits or boundaries-- allowing him to create his fantastical, ever-changing art pieces.
“The works in this exhibition are all themed about adventure of imagination, traveling and emotion.” How can the imagination about adventure arise in a space that is not so big? In a monotonous space without any real physical vacation? Every day I vacation in my brain and mind. I don't know where and where. In a box like a prison that can take me anywhere. No limits and no sizes. Then I named this room infinity. And will be the title of this 10th exhibition. Unlimited space. INFINITY.” -Oky Rey Montha
Please join us for the opening of Infinity on Saturday, May 22nd from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday, May 22nd to Saturday, June 19th with no appointments required. Face masks required.