Berntson Bhattacharjee’s annual summer exhibition, DODELIDO TJOHO, transports the visitor to Yoyo Nasty’s fantasy land. Inside an old stable, brightly coloured paintings adorning wallpaper covered walls, balloons, carpets and furniture come together, creating an immersive experience for anyone who enters.
The physical elements of the exhibition, along with the motifs found in the works, carry strong significance and resemble Yoyo Nasty’s identity. Love, queerness, childhood nostalgia, indulgence and summertime are celebrated in this show. A recurring expression of Yoyo’s alter ego is a free spirited cowboy in pink underwear. The cowboy hat represents traditional machismo, whereas the pink thong is a celebration of female fun and power. The anthropomorphism of animals and mystical characters is a signature theme within Yoyo Nasty’s practice. Cheeky tigers sticking out their tongues, lively plants and playful dolphins can be found in her vividly painted works. Colour is equally important for Yoyo Nasty. Her bright, joyful palette brings an energy and vivaciousness to the works, as well as challenges preconceived notions of the colours.