"People's Revolt" Oil on canvas, 1999 39.5" x 39.5"

Rahmat Jabaril's dark and brooding canvases offer snapshots of actual events that have taken place in West Java during the past two years. Painted quickly with a pallet of ice whites, blue and black his expressive brushwork depicts demonstrations and riots he attended. Rahmat's paintings leave the viewer with the sensation that one had also observed the ominous scene at hand from an adjacent hillside through the lens of a camera blurring as drops of rain run across it.