Traveller's Palm

Narsisis San Pedro,  2018, wax-resist acrylic paint and rabbit skin glue on linen, hand carved teak frame, 72.25 x 40.75 x 1.5 inches.

Narsisis San Pedro, 2018, wax-resist acrylic paint and rabbit skin glue on linen, hand carved teak frame, 72.25 x 40.75 x 1.5 inches.

Maybe I am biased but my childhood friend Adam de Boar’s art show Traveller’s Palm is by far one of my top favorites I’ve seen all year! And you should see it too because it is open until January 13, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am–5 pm at Hunter Shaw Fine Art gallery at 5513 Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019. And some pieces are still up for sale.

Narsisis San Pedro  (detail) whenever you see the double of something like a mirrored canvas in Adam’s works it symbolized his relationship with his fraternal twin brother.

Narsisis San Pedro (detail) whenever you see the double of something like a mirrored canvas in Adam’s works it symbolized his relationship with his fraternal twin brother.

Tegel Twin,  2018, wax-resist acrylic paint and rabbit skin glue on linen, 44.75 x 66.25 inches.

Tegel Twin, 2018, wax-resist acrylic paint and rabbit skin glue on linen, 44.75 x 66.25 inches.

I’ve known Adam for almost all of my life and I have watched him grow and develop into a fantastic painter, thinker, and maker. He started out by painting environmental scenes from the fights that would happen in our high school. His work later grew to become more in-depth and meaningful with his eight-year-long exploration of indigenous Javanese crafts which de Boer has studied most recently on a 2017 Fulbright fellowship to Indonesia.

Tegel Buitenzorg,  2018 acrylic paint and oil paint on hand woven pandan leaf, 41 x 77 inches.

Tegel Buitenzorg, 2018 acrylic paint and oil paint on hand woven pandan leaf, 41 x 77 inches.

Tegel Buitenzorg  (detail). This is one of my favorite detail because the tiles represent the diverse cultures that stem from the hybrid forms of a post-colonial world, in an iconic representation all interweaved in one medium.

Tegel Buitenzorg (detail). This is one of my favorite detail because the tiles represent the diverse cultures that stem from the hybrid forms of a post-colonial world, in an iconic representation all interweaved in one medium.

Kursus Gitar,  2018, wax-resist acrylic ink and oil paint on linen, hand-carved teak frame, 67.5 x 41 x 1.5 inches.

Kursus Gitar, 2018, wax-resist acrylic ink and oil paint on linen, hand-carved teak frame, 67.5 x 41 x 1.5 inches.

Kursus Gitar  (detail)

Kursus Gitar (detail)

Kursus Gitar  (frame detail)

Kursus Gitar (frame detail)

De Boer’s fellowship to Indonesia and his desire to connect to his Dutch-Indonesian roots brought forth many interesting techniques and use of materials in his craftsmanship. The complex details of each unique hand-made and well thought-out pieces were a combination from Javanese crafts Palm, batik technique, woven pandan leaf, carved teak, and rawhide. Each spacial material and every medium tells the story of Adam’s post-colonial identity.

Room Screen for Mohawk Street,  2018, acrylic paint on hand carved hide, acrylic paint on hand carved teak, stained glass, and woven pandan leaf, 74 x 96 x 16 inches

Room Screen for Mohawk Street, 2018, acrylic paint on hand carved hide, acrylic paint on hand carved teak, stained glass, and woven pandan leaf, 74 x 96 x 16 inches

Room Screen for Mohawk Street  shadow on  Traveller’s Palm,  2018, wax-resist acrylic paint, rabbit skin glue, and oil paint on linen, 39.5 x 31.5 inches

Room Screen for Mohawk Street shadow on Traveller’s Palm, 2018, wax-resist acrylic paint, rabbit skin glue, and oil paint on linen, 39.5 x 31.5 inches

Sesi Sore,  2018, wax-resist acrylic paint and oil paint on linen, 41 x 77 inches.

Sesi Sore, 2018, wax-resist acrylic paint and oil paint on linen, 41 x 77 inches.

Adam shows the reverse side of  Sesi Sore  (above).

Adam shows the reverse side of Sesi Sore (above).

Adam de Boar, Traveller’s Palm

Open now until January 13

Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am–5 pm

Hunter Shaw Fine Art Gallery

5513 Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

ArtMarina Murad