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Erianto

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Born 1983
Hometown Paladangan Agam, West Sumatra
Lives & works Yogyakarta
About the artist
Erianto, a West Sumatran born artist based in Jogjakarta, paints cardboard packages and wooden crates of various sizes on canvas, creating the illusion that the packages and crates are real—a feat that could signify the end of painting itself. Through this series, Erianto portrays the studio of an artist after their unsold artworks are returned to them after the exhibition has ended. He pushes the limits of painting in an exceptional manner, evoking a sense of urgency to rethink painting as it used to be practiced. His artworks blur the line between paintings and objects.
 
Erianto’s clever use of his native language in his works acts as a reminder of his roots and casual wisdom that he wants to hold close. The labels on his packages and crate paintings are directed towards the commercial dominance in the Indonesian art scene. All in all, he wants the audience to enjoy his works in a fun way.
 
Erianto has enjoyed international success having won awards such as the Bandung Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist of Tujuh Bintang Art Award, and have exhibited in Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Germany and USA.
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Awards
2011

The Best Three Art Work BACAA,( Bandung Contemporary art Awards), Lawang Wangi & Science Estate. Bandung, Indonesia
2010
Nominator of JAA ( Jakarta Art Award ) Reflection Of Megacities, North Art Space, Pasar Seni Ancol Jakarta Indonesia
2009
The dream (the Power of dream), The best 20 finalist Tujuh Bintang Art Award, Jogja National Museum. Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2008
Finalist of Visual Art, 100th Anniversary of Kebangkitan Nasional, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2007
Favorite Works of Peduli Seni, Fine Art Exhibition with “Aksi Anak Bangsa”, Senayan City, Jakarta, Indonesia
The best 20 Finalist of The Thousand Mysteries of Borobudur, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2006
The Big 10 Finalist of Pekan Seni Mahasiswa VIII, Makasar, Indonesia
2004
The Best Art Works, UNP Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia
 

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