Heri Dono (Indonesia)

Heri Dono (Indonesia)

HERI DONO (Indonesia)

Born in Jakarta, 12 June 1960. Currently residence in Yogyakarta

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Heri Dono tak dipungkiri merupakan salah satu dari perupa kontemporer Indonesia generasi akhir 1980-an yang paling dikenal di medan seni rupa kontemporer internasional. Heri Dono dikenal lewat instalasi yang merupakan hasil dari ekspe- rimentasinya atas wayang Jawa. Dalam pertunjukan wayang elemen artistik dan ekstra-artistik melebur— seni rupa, nyanyian, musik, don- geng, promosi mitologis akan filsafat kehidupan, kritik sosial, dan humor.

Dalam melukis, karya-karya Heri Dono memanfaatkan deformasi liar dan fantasi bebas yang memun- culkan karakter-karakter dari cerita pewa-yangan, dengan dimensi tambahan dari pengetahuan men- dasarnya akan film-film kartun anak, film animasi, dan komik. Dalam kesemuanya, Heri Dono terkadang menyisipkan pendapat kritis pribadi- nya akan isu sosial-politik di Indonesia dan mancanegara.

Heri Dono is unquestionably one among the Indonesian contemporary artists from the late 1980s generation that are best known to contemporary art international community. Heri Dono is known through his installation that results from his experiments with the most popular Javanese folk theater: wayang. In the wayang performance a number of artistic and extra-artistic elements–visual arts, singing, music, storytelling, mythology promotion of a philosophy of life, social criticisms, and humor–merge.

In his paintings Heri Dono makes the most use of wild deformations and free fantasies out of which emerge characters of wayang stories, while adding his profound knowledge of children’s cartoon films, animation films, and comics. In all these Heri Dono will sometimes insert his own critical remarks on socio-political issues in Indonesia and abroad.

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Terra Cotta, Mixed Media (10 pcs) 29 x 19 x 14 cm
2016