Apung is an electrical engineering with a passion for photography. He was born in 1966, in Indonesia, in a small city in the Island of Sulawesi, called Palopo, where he currently lives. He began photography as a hobby in the early 2000’s and soon he shown to be very talented.
The main subject of Apung´s pictures is the landscape of his beautiful island, associated with some moments of the daily life where fishermen becomes protagonists.
He captures images with a minimal look that, at the same time, have a very powerful meaning. He believes that “photography is a universal language” and he aims to communicate a positive message.
In this exhibition, Land-Escape, Freedom is the main message that Apung is sending. Escape from the everyday, tedious life, run towards the adventure, into the unknown, represented by the rarefied nature, the greatness of the ocean.
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As a part of the exhibition Land-Escape of Indonesian photographer Apung, this picture, Diptych Blue, rappresent a moment of the everyday life of a fisherman.
The blue sky in the background, rapresenting freedom, is in opposition with the black image of the fisherman who seems to be trapped in the net of the boat, which rapresents his job.
Dimention: H. 66 cm, W. 100 cm
As a part of the Land-Escape collection by Indonesian photographer Apung, this picture rapresents the theme of the escape. A man, seen from the back, going towards a not well defined dimention. The choice of Black & White makes this image more powerful and drammatic.
Dimentions: H. 66 – W. 56
As a piece of the collection Land-Escape, this photography shows a glimpse of the Indonesian sea. The perfect silence of the infinitum, rapresented by the immensity of the sea connected to the sky, is interruped only by a few pieces of wood and some rocks in the backgound. They seems to be abandoned there. Alone. Lost.
Dimentions: H. 45 – W. 75 Cm
A piece of wood, once a tree, a few boats in the back. The sky. The sea.
A glimpse of landscape that is an escape for the artist.
Dimentions: W. 100 cm – H. 63 cm