Future Greats: Stefanus Endry Pragusta

Selected by Eko Nugroho. From the Summer issue of ArtReview Asia

By Eko Nugroho

Stefanus Endry Pragusta, How Shio (detail), 2015, mixed media. Image: courtesy the artist Stefanus Endry Pragusta, Ritus, 2015, mixed media. Image courtesy the artist Stefanus Endry Pragusta, How Shio (detail), 2015, mixed media. Image: courtesy the artist

Using found objects – from action figures and animal toys, to bells, machine parts and pieces from desk lamps – Yogyakartan artist Stefanus Endry Pragusta creates installations that are mysterious, tricky and beautiful. These installations are populated with strange small creatures: his Passenger Ark Noah series (2016) is made up of colourful sheep and ducks with elongated wire necks, cows with gears and motors for heads, and woolly mammoths with tall, spindly legs. Alongside this menagerie are the entities that make up the set…

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