3 October–15 November, 2015

‘Masquerade of Life’

Gatot Pujiarto solo exhibition



Singapore—Pearl Lam Galleries is proud to present Masquerade of Life, a solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Gatot Pujiarto (b. 1970). The show focuses on his figurative works and examines the everyday comedy of being someone who we would not actually want to be.

Scratched, stained, and collaged, Gatot Pujiarto’s men wear masks with open-mouthed laughs. In their attempts to meet the expectations of today’s society, they have put on false fronts that are in fact very different from their actual personalities. It is through his technique that Pujiarto reveals his critique of this world: broken, real and emotionally rich with passion. Real men are soft, malleable and much more diverse than the masks they hide behind.

Selected works