• Hari Lualhati

    Hari Lualhati
    • Artist Statement
      • The concept of my artworks revolved around life lessons, love and value of life. My art is heading towards figurative works. I love the sincerity and raw beauty that a naked figure represents. My artworks also incorporate elements of nature and animals to the human figure to show that we are all connected.

        I’m motivated by my desire to share the powerful lessons I’ve learned from life. These are those “Moments” that made huge impact in my life. I would like to pass these to others through the best way I can and that is through my artworks. I believe that we are all connected as human beings and that we share the same emotions. I hope that the audience could see part of themselves through my artworks and hopefully it could bring them back to that triumphant and inspiring part of their lives.

        I mostly work with oil on canvas or graphite on paper. The creative process starts with conceptualization. Once I’ve visualized my idea, I start painting or drawing. More often than not I find myself lost in my art as I go with the flow of passion running through my paintbrush or my pencil. I call it: “Love made visible through Art.”

        The profound visual narrative and the techniques used aims to reveal the invisible within the visible. Though I take into consideration the use of different techniques, I value more the feelings that I put into my works. I paint and draw with my heart. For me, an artwork is successful if it can make anyone who would look at it feel the emotion that it’s suppose to give. It’s like delivering a clear message by touching the hearts of the viewers.
    • Biography
      • B.A Fine Arts, Cum Laude (University of the Philippines)

        Born 1985 in Philippines, Hari Lualhati obtained a Degree in Fine Arts in University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2006 (Cum Laude).  Lualhati has worked in Manila, Hong Kong, Shenzhen China, and South Africa as a graphic artist, designer, book illustrator, and a painter.  The artist has won numerous awards from different International Art Competitions and has been featured and been on the cover of Different International Art Magazines. Hari Lualhati’s artworks have been exhibited in Philippines, Hong Kong, South Africa, Italy, Germany, Armenia, and Ukraine.

        SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

        2017
        “HARI LUALHATI: Love's Metamorphosis", at The Gallery On Leviseur, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
        “HARI LUALHATI: Untamed Heart”, at The Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

        SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

        2016
        “Behind The Screen: Nude Art Exhibition”, at The Art Link Gallery on 6th, Johannesburg, South Africa.
        “4th International Exhibition of Gallery Olezh - Summer 2016 Ukraine”, at Lazurnoe City, Ukraine.
        “2nd Annual International ARvesT Expo'16”,at NPAK / Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art/ ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia
        “INVISIBLE: KZNSA Annual Members' Exhibition”, at KZNSA Gallery,Durban, South Africa
         
        2015
        "First Glimpse Exhibition", at The Breathing Space, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
        "NordArt 2015", at Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
        "Exhibition at the Ricksha: Fixations, Obsessions and Preoccupations", Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 
        "HUMAN RIGHTS? # LA CASA DELLA PACE | THE HOUSE OF PEACE", at Fondazione Opera Campana Di Caduti - Rovereto - Italy
        “ESSENCE”, at The Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
        “Art Lovers 1932 - Competition 2015 Group Exhibition”, at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932 Gallery,Pretoria, South Africa
        “NEWNOWNEXT”, at Galerie NOKO, Port Elizabeth, South Africa 
    • Interview
      • Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
        It was late 2011 when I had the privilege to view the exhibition of works by the Old Masters in the Louvre Museum. It has been an overwhelming and inspiring experience.

        Where do you get your inspiration for your work?

        My artworks are inspired by powerful lessons I’ve learned from life. My creations emphasize the value of life and incorporate elements like nature and animals to show that we are all connected.

        Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about?
        I start by conceptualizing the theme of the series. Then I will make a rough plan about the composition for each painting/drawing. Once I'm happy with the composition, I will immediately start working on the actual canvas or paper.

        What do you like most about being an artist?

        I am grateful for the freedom that I’m experiencing as an artist: the freedom to express myself, freedom to choose the concept, the style, and the message that I can deliver through my artworks. For me, this freedom adds passion to the artist’s creative process that will surely transcend to the viewers of the artwork.  Another thing I like about being an artist is the capability to influence emotions and to touch hearts of the people through my creations.

        How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?
        I’m currently living beside the sea and I’ve noticed that whenever I experience a bad day or an artist’s block, walking beside the sea or by just watching the waves helps me a lot. It keeps me calm and brings back the focus that I need to remind me of my intentions on why I create art.

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
        My greatest achievement as an artist is being able to create all my artworks. The joy and fulfillment it gives me whenever I would finish a piece of art is comparable to the feeling of a parent giving birth to a newborn baby. Every piece is made with love. That’s why I’m glad whenever someone connects with my artworks or when they get featured in a magazine or exhibited locally and abroad or receive an award.

        Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?
        Definitely! My goal is to create a connection between my artwork and whoever will view it. I believe that we are all connected as human beings and that we share the same emotions. I hope that the audience could see part of themselves through my artworks and hopefully it could bring them back to that triumphant and inspiring part of their lives and make them realize how a big blessing it is to be alive.

        What are your plans for the coming year?

        I’ve just finished two Solo Exhibitions early this year; one in Johannesburg and another in Bloemfontein. My artworks have also been featured in the Spring 2017 Issue of an Art and Literature Magazine published in Dublin Ireland and recently in an Art Magazine published in Turkey. An Art Magazine in Austria will feature my artworks and I am featured in their May/June Issue. Lastly, my plan is to keep on creating artworks of exceptional quality.

  • Transcending Love - Drawing by Hari Lualhati HARI LUALHATI
    Transcending Love
    Drawing, W:65 x H:49 cm
    $264
  • Never Let Me Go - Drawing by Hari Lualhati HARI LUALHATI
    Never Let Me Go
    Drawing, W:65 x H:49 cm
    $264
  • Arrowed - Drawing by Hari Lualhati HARI LUALHATI
    Arrowed
    Drawing, W:65 x H:49 cm
    $264
  • The Stare - Drawing by Hari Lualhati HARI LUALHATI
    The Stare
    Drawing, W:65 x H:49 cm
    $264