Some time back, Andy Wauman replaced pavement with palm trees in his journey to find an implication of it all. Since leaving his hometown in Belgia to live in the island of Bali, Andy’s art has been more and more about exploring the existentialism of this cut-off Hindu culture while at the same time dilly-dallying with their fascinating symbolism.
In The Rite of Black Sun, his latest teaching, the name of which Andy adopted from Antonin Artaud’s poem, he’s staked out a snapshot of his fidgety soul. It’s a black and white exclusive multisensory exploration of what currently resides within his heart and mind.
In general, Andy Wauman’s works speaks about the possibility of freedom. They are messages with a romantic sense for anarchy and love. In his statements, he often uses images that have been violated, multiplied and copied by commercial media. He recuperates common metaphors and symbols and gives them back their original romantic touch or even ideological meaning. The Rite of Black Sun exhibition was held at Deus Temple Of Enthusiasm, Canggu on Friday, January 13th 2017.