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Rodney Glick
Project team: Made Leno,
Dewa Tirtayasa, Wayan Darmadi, Chris Hill

Everyone No.53
Detail
2009
Carved and painted wood
120 x 40 x 40cm

There is a strangeness about these works, and certainly an element of humour that comes from the surprising juxtaposition of ancient Hindu subject matter with contemporary models. But these are not mere parodies, and there is certainly no intention to mock or make fun of an ancient belief system. Rather, by mixing cultures, by combining religious and secular, and by referencing art from a different age and culture, something universal is implied.

With these works there are deep ideas at work, and with such well-crafted, beautiful objects, we feel we are in the presence of something significant.

Non-Hindus are surprised to discover that Hindu gods and goddesses, while being divine, also manifest the fears, doubts and other psychological states that constitute our own characters. And just as the gods might share our human frailties, so we share in their divinity. This leads to tolerance, and a religion that has lasted for thousands of years. The idea that all people, however powerful or humble, are special and somehow united in some sort of common humanity underlies Glicks rapidly growing Everyone series.

Chris Hill, 2009

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