Talitha Maranila is an emerging Indonesian artist who is part of the residency program at coGalleries since May 2019. Her current project Precārius takes a critical view on spirituality as well as science by investigating and questioning the structures of our reality and reflecting on the concept of philosophy, time and space. Engaging subjects as diverse as religions and cultures, her work reproduces familiar visual and aural signs and arranges them into new conceptually layered installations. The project Precārius consists of multiple works from a range of different media.
“After a long journey of self-reflection, I invite people to look at the unseen, to remove ourselves from our daily perception. We live in a fast-paced world where everything is built to distract and detach ourselves from the study of the self. I urge people to look inwards. The mirrors and acrylic glass represent the world we created which consists of illusions; to project the irony of an artificial world from which its creators cannot detach themselves.I question the reasons of all creation, the concept of possession, both matter and non-matter.”— Talitha Maranila
Talitha was born in Jakarta, where she grew up and studied Fashion Business at Lasalle College International. Since 2012, she has realized numerous large scale projects in public spaces, as well as commercial projects with international brands like Samsung and Bodyshop. Her work is acknowledged in international exhibitions.