Ichwan Noor


Born May 5, 1963 Jakarta, Indonesia

Education
Faculty of Visual Arts, Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Solo Exhibitions 
2013
“Insight”, Art Bassel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2011
“The Maker”, Mon Décor Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2008
“Phatom of the Bodies”, Sigiart Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
“ARTJOG Enlightenment”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2017
“ARTJOG Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Art Sampoerna 2017”, Sampoerna Strategic Square, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Art Exhibition Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix”, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United 
Arab Emirates
2016
“ARTJOG Universal Influence”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Sapiens Free”, OHD Museum, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
2015
“Prudential Eye Awards Exhibition”, Art Science Museum Singapore, Singapore
“Jogja Street Sculpture Project ‘Antawacana’”, Mangkubumi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Awards
2015
Finalist, Best Sculptor Prudential Eye Awards, Singapore
2011 
Best Work, Indonesia Art Motoring, Motion & Reflection, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2005
Winner, Monumen Kudus Kota Kretek Competition, Kudus, Indonesia



Chinese God of War

330x170x132 cm | Engine parts
2017


Konsep Karya
The depiction of the God of War, Guan Yu, in this work is intended as a metaphor of a fight for China’s influence in the global constellation. For Chinese, Guan Yu is worshipped for his loyalty and honesty, and he also the greatest example of a true knight; how he always kept and was faithful to his oath. In the sophisticated era like these days, physical war has become an obsolete idea. Although invisible, war now happens in the basic daily matters like technology, economy, culture, industry, etc.

Penggambaran dewa perang Guan Yu dalam karya ini dimaksudkan sebagai metafora dari pertarungan bagi pengaruh Cina/Tiongkok dalam konstelasi global. Bagi rakyat Tiongkok, Guan Yu dipuja karena kesetiaan dan kejujurannya, selain itu beliau juga merupakan lambang teladan sifat ksatria sejati yang selalu menepati janji dan setia pada sumpahnya. Dalam era teknologi yang canggih sekarang ini, perang secara fisik sudah dianggap sebagai ide yang usang. Meski tidak langsung terlihat, perang lebih banyak terjadi pada hal-hal yang lebih menyasar pada kehidupan sehari-hari masyarakat, terutama di bidang teknologi, ekonomi, budaya, industri, dan sebagainya.