Siagian (b. 1990, Indonesia). He is an artist based in Brussel,
Belgium. Siagian relates his methodology with the
idea of when he was a child. The essential of his work is to bring up the childhood
imagination back as an adult. He reflects on how we can realize our deepest
fantasies when we have grown up.
His recent work of using air as a medium
to visualize the meaning of the "invisible". For him, it was
important for political matters to make this invisible material
noticeable. Act of unseen (2018),
was a work where he studied how the air was moving.
Siagian works always with
an unusual question, which he then translates in a way by doing/making/criticizing/faking/reflecting/generating/re-making art, and putting this all in
Pure volume (2022), is a continuation of the research on the
invisible forms and the power of the object inherent in the so-called artist
In 2017, at age of 28th, Siagian went
back to the university royal academy school of art, to get a diploma and become
an artist. He sees this procedure as a performance piece itself and focuses on the
central question: "what
does it take to become an artist?' He intends to frame this banal
action and uplift the maximal bigger image of action. Siagian’s research is a
movement of the analytical gap to interact with how we relate to each other as
human beings in our generation.