Art: The Noodle Theory

"The Golden Dragon"
"The Golden Dragon"
the proud artist
the proud artist
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"Superman is Dead"
"Superman is Dead"
"Bath"
"Bath"
"China"
"China"
"Worker"
"Worker"
"Shark"
"Shark"
"Whale"
"Whale"
"Golden Dragon" set
"Golden Dragon" set
"Hanger"
"Hanger"
"Sinchan"
"Sinchan"
Photoscanography?
Photoscanography?

The young aspiring visual artist from Indonesia, Angki Purbandono, is always looking for new possibilities to produce quality artwork. The breakthrough was again made, as set out in the solo exhibition "Noodle Theory".

Angki invites visitors of the exhibition to enjoy noodle from different perspectives and interpretations. Not as food, but as a stage for stories that he presents in the unique visual image technique called scanography neon box.

The reason why noodle was chosen as a medium to tell a story is actually quite simple. It’s because noodle have becoming something very universal. Noodle, which is originated from China, has been developed into a delicacy that can be found in almost any part of the world, in many different forms.

These include cuisines that have becoming a country’s signature dish, such as Italian’s spaghetti and Japanese’s ramen. It’s also the same case in Indonesia, where noodle have became a part of daily meal for many Indonesian. The variation of noodle can be found serve in street vendors to five-star hotel.

The same as the universality of noodle in cuisine, Angki’s visualization of “Noodle Theory” is varied in form. In “The Golden Dragon”, Angki creates a visual version of the Chinese mythology’s flying dragon, honoring the origin country of noodle. While in other work, the “Superman is Dead”, Angki tried to presents satire on the danger of instant noodles. Each of the displayed artwork has its own uniqueness, both in terms of visual and story concept.

From something as simple as noodle, Angki successfully combined the conception of an interesting story with great visualization. It is as if he wants to remind us all that beauty can also be found in simplicity, and might be better than the superficial beauty that are worshiped in the modern society nowadays.

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psychicdog.net 5 years ago

good writing style and very interesting - I hadn't realized how ubiquitous noodles and spaghetti are - kids love em! I suppose food is not just food - it can be entertaining or even subject for art as you have shown here.


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Interesting--the artwork is fantastic. Rated up.


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rai2722 5 years ago Author

*psychicdog: yap, it's very brilliant to use noodle in an artwork.

*angInwu: I agree, the artwork is fantastic


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg

Really interesting hub, love noodles, cool to see them in art too! Thanks for sharing this. Voted UP!


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rai2722 5 years ago Author

carcro: Thanks. I love noodle too!


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andycool 5 years ago from the U.S.

Noodles are one of my favorite foods... today I know that it can be an artist's object to explore its aesthetic beauty! As a graphic artist I will also experiment with noodles in future. Thanks for sharing such an excellent idea my friend! - Andy


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rai2722 5 years ago Author

Hope you can also create great artwork with noodle, Andy!


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TToombs08 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Glad his mom never said, "Don't play with your food." :) Very nice and interesting. Voted UP!


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rai2722 5 years ago Author

Thanks for the vote, Toombs!

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