Sinta Tantra: Your Private Sky at the Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery
Sinta Tantra is a British artist of Balinese descent. She was born in New York and spent her childhood in Indonesia, America and the UK, graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art in London and completing her postgraduate degree at Royal Academy of Arts. Tantra’s style is incredibly diverse as she works with painted canvases, site specific sculptures and large scale public artworks. Colour is absolutely central to Tantra’s works, with her distinctive colour palette inspired by her childhood holidays and Balinese heritage.
‘Your Private Sky’ is Tantra’s second exhibition with the Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery, and it draws inspiration from the life and works of American architect and polymath, Buckminster Fuller, known for his numerous inventions and architectural designs such as the widely known geodesic sphere. The exhibition’s name derives from one of Fuller’s manuscripts which outlined his visionary design for his glass geodesic dome.
The exhibition is split into two separate spaces. The first of the spaces takes a more minimalist approach, offering a more minimal and relaxed experience for viewers. Covering the walls are linen paintings and metal work and glass sculptures. The works exhibited explore simple lines and patterns, as well as exploring various systems, most noticeably the solar system and star patterns.
The second room explores a significant maximalist approach to colour. Vibrant coloured paintings are stationed on the walls, while the floor has been painted and transformed into a subversive floor installation. One wall of this room has been covered from floor to ceiling with a mirror, reflecting the paintings and the floor, making the brightly coloured patterns appear as though they have no limits. The mirror also beautifully forces viewers to become part of the art as they are sucked into the coloured floor becoming part of the uniqueness that makes this exhibition.
‘Your Private Sky’ explodes with colour and life as it stretches the imagination and offers endless possibilities.
‘Your Private Sky’ is on display until September 1st at the Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery. More information may be found here.