"IV Drip" Oil, acrylic & pencil on canvas, 1999 Diptych: 87.25" x 56", 87.25" x 58.25"
Entang Wiharso's enormous paintings are doors that open and invite the viewer into the eery corridors of his mind. His palette of dark blues, black, gold and red refers to the traditional muted colors of Javanese royalty and mystical life while his imagery draws on a complex blend of traditional and modern influences, ranging from tradtional Javanese wayang figures to Bart Simpson. Entang's works on canvas in Pancaroba Indonesia are built up with complex layers of oil pencil and paint that he has scratched off to reveal forms that hover between imagination and reality.