Pearl Jam Stick Man

Pearl Jam photo by News Revolt TV.
Pada awalnya, visualisasi kadangkala hanya menjadi wilayah sekunder yang biasanya dikesampingkan para musisi skena musik lokal. Berbeda dengan era tersebut, kini,  pada perkembangan termutakhirnya, ranah elemen visual mendapat porsi yang signifikan dan perhatian serius. Geliat perkembangan positif tersebut dapat dibaca melalui diskusi dan bengkelkerja beserta panduan edukasi teknis secara langsung yang mulai menjalar di komunitas musik lokal tanah air.
 
Dari komunitas musik lokal pun akhirnya lahir seniman yang tumbuh kembang dengan posisi ganda sebagai seniman visual dan musisi sekaligus. Dengan peranan tersebut para pengapresiasi karya dapat menikmati tiga keuntungan sekaligus, pertama menikmati kualitas pesan auditif yang terekam, kedua dapat mendalami serta mempelajari makna syair yang biasanya ada dalam catatan sebuah rilisan album musisi tersebut, ketiga dalam menyerap sensasi goresan visual yang dihasilkan langsung dari satu sumber yang sama.
Stick Man logo at Chemical Intercourse

Imagining post mortem through art

MORTEM ART is pseudonyms for Bandung’s natural freehands illustrator artists, Yusep Sutrisna. Originally, Mortem Art (MA) live and hailing in Bandung’s death metal underground subculture. Whilst do vocals for his predecessor death metal bands, Postmortem, for years MA has already gives artwork contribution for heavymetal and underground scenes and domestic musicians in Bandung and other region of Indonesia.

MA works ranging for 2 dimentional visual statement project, beneficial, or profitable works to maintain its energy until recent days.Since 90′s without tireless effort, Mortem Art has proved as one of the consistent natural visual artists among others whose actively involved in Bandung’s underground and heavy metal subculture. Salute! “For those who loves combination of brutal music with visual art, Mortem Art availably accept submission for collaborate or working your applicant,” admitted by MA at their Facebook official page.

As part of one largest metal underground scenes in Bandung, MA took part in the first ever visual art exhibition of their scenes. The exhibition itself entitled as The illuminator – artwork exhibition 2010, Padi Gallery, Bandung, West Java – Indonesia. In collaboration with Dede Suhita (Balinese artist), Jali Narchos, Dinan Art, Ken Terror, Gustav Insuffer, Gencuy Brutal art, and Wibowo Yudo Baskoro.

One of local electronic media program, Reaksi, Bandung TV, reports this exhibition.


Yusep Sutrisna (Mortem Art) listing his previous artworks for the visual art exhibition entitled ‘The Illuminators’ at Gallery Padi, Dago, Bandung, while Hydro’s frontman L. Lukman N.H. watches seriously and Ivan Nugraha signed his name cards.

Collaboration between music and visual arts are can’t be avoided. Each fullfiled to others. Yusep, Lukman, and Gustav Insuffer talked about possibility to draws and sketches the oncoming Hydro’s typhography and visual arts nor the poor appreciation for the locals subculture artists within the music scenes community.