Djoko Pekik (1937-2023)
DJOKO Pekik was down to earth, familiar with the ground beneath his feet. The dominant color on his canvases was brown, interspersed with a scattering of green: the color of fields beneath a warm sun. His brush strokes were lumpy, rough, and hardy, not ornamental.
His canvases were inhabited by faces and postures commonly found at the edges of rice fields, in a village in Grobogan, where he grew up.
These figures never seemed to leave him, nor...