Bersama by KamiSketsa: Re-sketching Indonesia’s urban landscapes – Art & Culture

Bersama by KamiSketsa: Re-sketching Indonesia’s urban landscapes

Tunggul Wirajuda (The Jakarta Post)

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Thu, January 26, 2023

The sketch artists grouped in KamiSketsa’s capture the quieter, more tranquil sides to Jakarta and other cities that are often drowned out by the hustle and bustle of urban life across the nation.

The Art Deco spires of the Metropole movie theater jut into the Jakarta skyline, its distinctive lines captured in Chinese ink and pen on paper in Megaria/Metropolis by sketch artist Budiman.

The drawing’s ethereal lines seem to convey an idealized, halcyon take of the historical Jakarta landmark from simpler days gone by, but a glance at its foreground shows otherwise. The row of gridlocked cars is an all too familiar sight, as is the motorcycle zipping past the quiet road in the opposite direction.

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