LP- Mona Lisa Smile
Oil on Canvas, 150 x 150 cm
About the artwork
Filled with symbols and entangled words, Dedy's pictures are spontaneous expressions of his subconscious. Here he depicts the face of a woman with a smile as beautiful as the Mona Lisa, as seen intuitively in his mind. Her face is created by a myriad of energetic scribbles, which fill the background of the monochromatic work as well, imbuing it with a sense of invigorating energy. The visual impact of Dedy’s art surprises and destabilises, captivating viewers and drawing them into the work with his unorthodox and unique artistic vision.
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.