BY BAGUA JODY AND MARLOUS DIRKS www.marlousdirks.com
IN YOUR EYES I SEE DESTINY // A LOVE STORY BETWEEN TWO KINDRED SPIRITS, EMBRACING THEIR BEAUTY AND VULNERABILITY. FRENCH SUPERNOVA’S ROCKING THEIR BEST LIFE . JE T’AIME.
‘THE KERATON AND I ‘ navigates his journey towards his origin and soul mission.
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Quintessential Bagua Jody - ANATOMY OF THE SOUL - this self portrait represents the beauty and strength of being in a vulnerable state of emotion - crying over bygone times - the pain of the world - The feeling of melancholy - whilst being intensely thankful for achieved growth. To be free, pure and ambitious at the same time, takes perseverance and naked honesty. This is what art and Rock and Roll mean to me ; being unabashedly one’s self whilst excellently conveying what one sees, feels and creates. THIS PROJECT IS PART OF THE ARCHETYPES COLLECTION - CLICK HERE FOR FULL COLLECTION
‘I'LL NEVER BE MARIA MAGDALENA’ - 1 X 1 METER - MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS. PART OF ‘SONGS OF ME’ COLLECTION.
Bagua Jody was part of RED LIGHT AIR - artist in residency - old Amsterdam brothels were used as art ateliers at the intersection of new city planning. The artist were the vehicles for change, like always. I created ‘SONGS OF ME’ there and presented the collection, in house and at ‘The Affordable Art Fair’ in Amsterdam, whilst being represented by ICONS ART GALLERY. These vivid lyrical paintings are the template of rock and roll anthems I wrote and used for multiple installations and collaborations. Raw and Iconic this time in the brothel was. A time of life performance and making monumental inner and outer landmarks. During this period the collaborations with photographer and artist BON JANE - Rachel Brennecke further developed. THIS PROJECT IS PART OF THE SONGS OF ME COLLECTION - CLICK HERE FOR FULL COLLECTION
Syberian on paper - 70 x 100 cm - part of the of the ‘ARCHETYPES’ collection. Since 2003 - I’ve been diligently narrating the strength of vulnerability, beauty of nakeness and poetry, through line drawing. This is an everlasting chapter in my art Identity. Capturing the layering of one’s soul. THIS PROJECT IS PART OF THE ARCHETYPES COLLECTION - CLICK HERE FOR FULL COLLECTION
‘GWEN, THE PRINCESS WITHIN THE GOLDEN MANGO TREE’ - 300 x 150 CM - mixed media on canvas. Live painting in BIASA ART GALLERY, Bali 2018.
A core piece of ‘THE KERATON AND I’ - the journey of mapping out my way back to my Javanese Cirebon royal heritage through the arts. This sacred journey wants to explore, create and exhibit itself through me, in order to honour Indonesian heritage in a contemporary and dignified way.
Here you see GWEN THE, the muse and art partner, I am walking this magical journey with and I, BAGUA JODY.
The first art collaboration I did with prestigious international fashion and lifestyle magazine L’OFFICIEL NL of Les editions Jalou, was called ‘THE WIND OF CHANGE’.
The second cover, art collaboration, was a big painting on paper 2,5 x 3 meter - fiery pinkish red energetic movement that represented ‘FREEDOM’.
A love affair with my twin artist and photographer - BON JANE, Rachel Brennecke. We met and felt instant synergy and collaborated on numerous projects. All investigating perception, image and truth. Both graduating from the conceptual Rietveld Academy meant delving in to the deep waters of insecurity and truth of what you want to convey as independent makers.
In the months March , April and May 2017 an epic and beautiful collaboration came to light with LUMINIZE, a four women Croatian pop-rock band signed to Universal Music. He performed and created the concept, art, fashion and co directed their music video TWILIGHT. In this Art- Fashion- Music collaboration Jody performed as the samurai that guides the way through unknown worlds in the depths of finding strength in co-creating. The eery feeling of uncertainty morphing turmoil into art. Elegant fencing warriors navigating their way towards the light. Ivan Barbosa directed my vision in studio Westerpark.
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SURREAL SEANCE - a fashion collection presentation and live art painting installation, presented during the opening of Amsterdam International Fashion Week - at legendary concept store SPRMRKT in Amsterdam. A TABLEAU VIVANT. The surrealist era, fin de siecle and roaring twenties became a big source of inspiration after living in Paris for a year. The salons, where a cocktail of aristocracy, artists and politicians came to indulge in conversation and creation in a decadent manner are a way of elevating life that BAGUA JODY embodies and redefines in his manner of living and bringing people together through his art and soul. Of course with a rock and roll, unique sensibility and taste.
This project was supported by Amsterdam International Fashion Week, H20 COSMETICS, Chabrol Wines , Tony Jones Model Management and SPRMRKT+
FASHION CAMPAIGN - BAGUA JODY ATELIER - SURREAL SEANCE 1 —
PHOTOGRAPHY by FERRIET TUNC IN studio Erwin Olaf. Fashion/art and styling BAGUA JODY. The huge art pieces on wood formed the backdrop of this campaign.
Unisex, fluid, conceptual capsule fashion collection inspired by the twenties, Surrealism and the Paris salons. A TABLEAU VIVANT. The surrealist era, fin de siecle and roaring twenties became a big source of inspiration after living in Paris for a year. The salons, where a cocktail of aristocracy, artists and politicians came to indulge in conversation and creation in a decadent manner are a way of elevating life that BAGUA JODY embodies and redefines in his manner of living and bringing people together through his art and soul. Of course with a rock and roll, unique sensibility and taste.
‘ARCHETYPES’ line drawing on ceramic plate of 35 CM diameter. With hanging system. The egg shell like ceramic enhances the strength and vulnerability of the drawing. Making it in to an iconic piece of art on an archetypical shape, THE PLATE. An ode to rock and roll classical BAGUA JODY.
All pieces are original and available in my webshop: BAGUA JODY ATELIER
BAGUA means compass of life and harmony of the elements. He created his artist name, when he read a book about Feng Shui in his early teens. It made a synthesis of his inner longing to know the essence of life and spiritual longing to connect and the irreverent world of fashion and art. He is a firm and open minded believer that art is the way to co-create and communicate from soul to soul, surpassing background, politics and social status.
BAGUA JODY, Jody Martino Brinkman is a multifaceted artist, with a solid base in drawing and painting. In his art, Jody zealously explores the human body and the many layers and dimensions of identity. Trained as a conceptual fashion designer, he applies his perceptive and intuitive talents to both fashion and fine arts. His creative undertakings are broad, ranging from art direction, fashion magazine projects and brand and store concepts to life-size murals, paintings and drawings for commercial as well as private clients, including L’OFFICIEL Magazine The Netherlands. He fuses his zest for life and art with an undeniable love for modern classic decadence with a rock and roll underlining.
Since his graduation from the Dutch Gerrit Rietveld Academy of visual arts in 2006, Jody has participated in numerous exhibitions and has created several ART X FASHION installations, LIVE ART and performance work, including presentations at the Mercedes-Benz International Fashion Week Amsterdam, Jakarta Fashion Week and multiple Art Fairs. Recently he has been working on a number of paintings, mostly for private collectors.
Currently he is navigating his way back to Indonesia, where his royal roots are embedded. He translates his heritage in a contemporary way, narrating tales of the soul and dreams whilst incorporating every person in this journey. He honours the essence of his bloodline and hopes he does it justice. Stories of beauty and finding a way of giving back.
Jody, of mixed Indonesian-Dutch-Chinese-Italian-Portuguese and Arab heritage, is always up for the new and pristine. Striving for synergy through collaboration, he manages to lift artistic ventures and spirits to higher grounds, creating soulful and lyrical yet cutting-edge pieces of art with a very distinct aesthetic signature. Multilingual and able to adapt seamlessly with people from the heart, he creates dialogue and is able to perform bespoke and tailor made and give birth to monumental autonomous visions.
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Dreams and personal stories on a pillow. Original and bespoke illustration on a pillow case. Let me be inspired by you. Have your huggable piece of art for yourself or for someone else. 50 x 50 CM - textile ink on cotton. The perfect gift and interior gem made with love.
Bespoke black wool hand-illustrated demi-couture jacket. All fashion and garments of the BAGUA JODY ATELIER are made to order and all one of a kind.
THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS // 160 cm x 110 cm - multimedia on multiple textiles// custom framed in massive cement grey granite frame // after long art lease this gem is ready to be sold.
A tapistry of structures reminiscing of mosaic surfaces in Morocco. All walks of life in an art map.
THE RING OF FIRE - scenes of the fiery ephemeral - strength of vulnerability - multi media journey of BAGUA JODY & LOVES. ’Past lives and current loves inspire, whilst seeing other worlds within the now. Contemporary surrealism in an explosion of art - fashion - photography and film’.
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