Hints of Goenawan in Hanafi's Work, and Vice Versa
Two sensibilities seem to have merged in a unique alliance: Hanafi's abstract art and Goenawan Mohamad's biomorphism.
The unfinished human figure, its face obscured by backlighting, covers nearly the entire canvas. The 150X200-centimeter painting is dominated by earth browns and black painted in bold acrylic sweeps, with sharp strokes etched into the background to form a head with two horns.
Right at the center of the myterious figure is a solid black bull, forged using fine, detailed white strokes. In the upper right corner of the canvas, Picasso is written tw...