Dr. J. Kadi had led a successful life as an ophthalmologist in Surabaya, but few realized
that his first love was Art. He had originally wanted to become an artist but was persuaded
by his father to opt for a career that would bring a stable income to foster a family. Being
a good son, he heeded his father’s advice and went on to become an Eye Surgeon, but he
never let go of his first love, Art.
In his extremely hectic life, he still made time to exercise his artistic skills in drawing,
"Passages", an upcoming exhibition featuring works of dr. J. Kadi and Ramon Markus Kadi,
painting, and filmmaking. When he suffered a massive stroke in 1995, he lost the ability to
use his working hand (his right hand), along with his speech and right leg. Eventually, he
started doing watercolor painting with the help of his left hand. The work exhibited in this
show featured works done after his stroke.
is an artistic discourse between two generations: between the old guard and the new
guard, between the traditional painting and the contemporary digital media, all connected
by diverging and converging pathways.
This exhibition was held on 04 October 2007 – 04 November 2007