“Sudor” Syaiful Garibaldi
SILVERLENS and ROH Projects (Jakarta) continue their pioneering series of inter-gallery exchange and collaboration with Indonesian artist Syaiful Garibaldi’s solo exhibition Sudor. Garibaldi first exhibited at SILVERLENS with Limaciform in 2017. This exhibition marks the artist’s solo show with the gallery. Syaiful Garibaldi is a multidisciplinary artist who focuses on carefully observing the natural world and exploring the hidden layers and nuances behind its fundamental ecological systems and structures, which then form the basis of more conceptual explorations. For Sudor, Garibaldi introduces a new body of work that looks at the corporeal from the perspective of human perspiration under different environmental conditions. Under high magnification, the surfaces of skin appear like mysterious, coral-toned extraterrestrial landscapes, with emergent bodies of water that ebb and flow, eventually evaporating into the air. This is Garibaldi’s greatest strength: to engage his audience with regards to new ways of looking at the very familiar – in this case the seemingly basic act of perspiring – and through looking from a different vantage point, he provokes curiosity into new forms of knowledge.