Artist Statement

Riding on the interdisciplinary art genre, I see my artworks take on the critical view and social commentary of my favorite theme which are identity, women, and the human struggle. My works re-arrange, contradict and juxtapose the way I look multicultural issues (especially, in Australia). My ethnicity background perhaps becomes the trigger.

The benchmark of my exploration is signified by the artworks that using interactivity and incorporating live performance within the realm of digital technology. Often times, the works were rely on the amalgamation process with other art disciplines, varied from texts based art form, installation and performance piece and transform into new layered digital art works .

As I grew as an artist, I come to the creative momentum that my primary duty as an artist is the creator of the works. However at the same time, I see myself as an instigator – as an agent provocateur of the issues. This is where I strive to produce works that able to emote and inspire audience to do something.

My methodology of works affirmed on the structural, methodical, research and development foundation. It is proven that this methodology gives me freedom, a plenty creative incubation period, and satisfactory final pieces that I am confident to show it to the public.

Bambang N Karim