Nala's Dolls , 2016
Oil on Canvas, 150 x 150 cm
USD 4,500 – 6,400
About the artwork
Strong compositions of entangled words and symbols, Dedy Sufriadi’s abstract paintings are powerful both in visuals and in meaning, as he explores the borders between discipline, words and imagery. This work features a largely monochromatic colour palette, yet it retains a fascinating visual quality through the dynamism created by the artist’s energetic scribbles. While they appear indecipherable, their sense of energy is palpable, enabling the viewer to almost visualise the artist’s hand before the rapidly moving with invigorating motion. Through this process, Dedy seeks to explore the inner workings of a child’s mind, and his striking works create a strong visual impact through their dazzling blend of emotion and technique, that surprises and destabilizes.
About the artist
Born in Indonesia in 1976, Dedy began his artistic journey
in Jogjakarta in 1995 and began to exhibit his work at the tender age of
twenty. The recognition was inevitable as his radical and forceful works gained
immediate interest, eventually earning him many awards and critical acclaim for
his unique expressive style and abstract execution.
Strong compositions of entangled words and symbols, Dedy Sufriadi’s
paintings are powerful both in terms of visuals and meaning. Through his abstract
paintings, the artist explores the borders between discipline, words and
imagery. Refusing to be bound by a particular discipline, a unique hybrid
artistic language is used by the artist to evolve his subject matter more
freely. Creating images that are worth a thousand words and employing words
that are worth a thousand images, his pieces are striking in their directness
and honesty - leaving a memorable impact on all who view them.