Category: monster art

Well Groomed Gentleman

MEET my friend, R. Galih Riyadi a.k.a Brewok a.k.a Mr. Haircut. A big man with remarkable beard and moustache, who will makes all of you, gentleman, a damn good haircut.
He is a hairstylist at evening, and works nine-to-five like common people. Brewok is a man behind the Hair Cut’s and Martabat (@HairCutMartabat), a cutting-edge barbershop at Cinde Barat 31(well known as CB 31) Semarang. Before this barbershop officially open in 5th November 2013, he did the talent by cutting some of his friends’ hair. Then he thought, ‘why not making my own barbershop? With different style amongst the others, of course’. And then, this perky Hair Cut’s and Martabat born. He admitted, this place was born from a brave recklessness.

The name itself suddenly pop up from a friend, Ijak, at a time when they had a chit chat. Haircut Martabat is a parody of ‘Harkat dan Martabat’ (The Dignity). He wisely pick that name with a simple hope, his customers would get a dignity/ prestige after had their hair cut. Haha.

If you visit this place, you’ll see a vintage room decorated with some old photographs, old posters, solid woods, old toy, various pomades, old vinyl player with some oldies music, old motorbike, and say hello to the humble-hilarious-bearded-and-moustache-hairstylist. With a help from his assistances, this barbershop are open for all of you gentleman out there (sorry ladies), from 6 to 10 pm at weekdays, and 3 to 10 pm at weekends. Be happy, lads, you’ll get a super affordable price. It’s only 10k until this last December, and raised to 15k on January 2014. So lads, don’t hesitate yourself. Tidy up your hair here, and walk proudly.

*photograph by: me

haircut 1-2haircut 2haircut 3haircut 4haircut 5haircut 6haircut 7haircut 8haircut 9haircut 10haircut 11taken by Syamsyul Nyamnyul

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Flooding On Artsy Jar

WELL, flood is a common and routine drama in Semarang. Rainy season came, so is the flood. In fact, some area cannot be rescued. The water never lessened, the puddle became a terrace in some civilian’s houses. Or, simply a flooded land, known as rob. Especially whose live in East Semarang. Flood is their ‘annual event’. Ironic. How disaster became a routine like durian season.

Seeing this satyr incident, some artists from Central Java made their artwork about the rob (there’s many of them, I can’t count). Paintings, installations, photographs and videos. They all are participants in Semarang Art Rob, in Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, which opened in Friday evening (11/10). Overall, they serve something you could enjoy from the tragedy, in their art of view. I would like to say, a tragicomedy.

*photograph by: me

rob 1--rob 2Bagus Panuntun “Recycle Upgrade”
rob 3Catur Rebowo “Tak Berdaya”
rob 5rob 6rob 8Karamba Art Movement “Rob and Roll”. photo taken by Uje
rob 9Nugroho Dwi Adhiseno/Leonardo Agung BP/Garna Raditya/Adhitia Armitrianto “Met[ROB]olitan Projects #1”

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