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Tat Ghurih, Talpak Tana

English | Indonesia

During this pandemic situation, I spent a lot of time in my studio which also functioned as my home. I made a piece of clay with a scratching technique using a sharp thing. This was quite similar and simple with my memory about the moment when I was a kid I drew passionately. In Madura language “tat ghurih, talpak tana” which means “incising and imprinting on the land”.

Another work was a decapitated bird entitled “The Death In The Morning”. Starting from my personal diary, I sketched a moment when I was in Lampung from February to April last year. Suddenly, I got news about my dad who passed away in the morning. It was very dark, the dark morning. I could not stay at home at that time. I was like that bird, went away and lost.

After isolating myself for some time, my neighbors and I agreed to do communal work. I am also involved in this activity. The first job was village road maintenance. We fixed the broken road by casting. Last, we made a retaining wall, it was the wall built by the river to fortify soil from water flow. We did this since it rarely rained.


SUVI WAHYUDIANTO adalah seniman muda asal Madura yang kini tinggal dan berkarya di Yogyakarta. Setelah meraih gelar S1 dari Juruan Pendidikan Seni Rupa, Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni, Universitas Negeri Surabaya pada tahun 2017, Suvi kemudian mendapatkan penghargaan UOB Painting of The Year 2018 ditingkat nasional (Indonesia) dan internasional (Asia Tenggara) untuk karyanya yang berjudul Angs’t, sebuah karya mixed media yang secara abstrak mengartikulasikan konsep empati dalam rangka menanggapi pengalaman personal dan ingatan kolektif tentang konflik sosial.

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