Earth is a fertile ground where things are materialized, buried, then recreated again. Inspired by this procreation process, artist Galuh Anindita muddled and mold the earthly delights into atypical body adornments—MAHIJA.
MAHIJA, Sanskrit for “daughter of the earth”, comprehends an unorthodox approach to primordial ideals of beauty. Brass, silver, and gold are forged, smelted, electrified; through various techniques transcended into unusually gigantic, bizarre, yet voluptuous shapes that offers a rarely studied, esoteric presentation of charm and divinity.
In its discourse, MAHIJA transforms body adornment into a more sacred, religious experience—a process of bodifying oneself’s unembodied Self.
Welcome to unearthing your primal feminine.
Kelly Rowland music video "Hitman", featuring Gold-plated Copper Bodice Sculpture from collaboration with Harry Halim Paris for Resort 2021 collection
Yura Yunita music video “Duhai Sayang”, featuring various articles from Closure (2019) and Isos (2020)
Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week
Lulu Lutfi Labibi Spring/Summer 2020 "Sewindu Bercerita", Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta
PESONA in Jakarta Fashion Week 2019
Jakarta Fashion Week 2018 at Senayan City, Jakarta
MQ Vienna Fashion Week in Vienna at the Museum Quartier, Austria
Contemporary Dance Performance “SENYAWA” in ARTJOG at JNM, Yogyakarta
Dewi Fashion Knight in Jakarta Fashion Week 2016 at Senayan City, Jakarta
LINEAL, cover and article, first edition, December
Dewi Magazine, feature "Mahija, Kelebat Mimpi Sang Perupa", December
Dewi Magazine, fashion spread editorial, August
Dewi Magazine, fashion spread editorial, May
NET TV, worn by Najwa Shihab for Indonesian Choice Award
Fashion TV, fashion film directed by Ignasius Bramantya
Fashion TV Magazine, fashion spread editorial, July
Cleo Magazine, cover and fashion spread editorial, June
Dewi Magazine, fashion spread editorial, February