I Nyoman Masriadi

I Nyoman Masriadi

Nyoman Masriadi is a contemporary Indonesian painter known for depicting narratives embedded in Indonesian cultural history. His superhuman figures offer an obtuse social commentary while also acting as vessels for painting volume and light, as seen in his work The Man From Bantul (The Final Round) (2000). “My inspiration came more from comic strips, which I have read avidly since I was a child,” he said of his work. “Those deformed figures are very much inspired by that, but on an indirect, subconscious level.” Born in 1973 in Gianyar, Indonesia, he received his training in art at the Institute Seni Indonesia Jogjakarta. Since then, Masriadi has gone to have exhibitions both in his country and abroad. The artist currently lives and works in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2012 – India Art Fair, Gajah Gallery, New Delhi, India
  • 2012 – Art Basel, Switzerland
  • 2012 – Art Stage, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
  • 2011 – Art Stage, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
  • 2011 – Nyoman Masriadi, Recent Paintings, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
  • 2011 – Nyoman Masriadi, Recent Works, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
  • 2010 – Art Paris, Paris, France
  • 2010 – New Directions, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, China
  • 2010 – Art Basel Miami, USA
  • 2009 – In Rainbow, Esa Sampoerna Art House, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • 2009 – Jogja Biennele X, Jogja, Indonesia
  • 2009 – The Simple Art of Parody, MoCA Taipei, Taipei
  • 2008 – Black is my last Weapon, Gajah Gallery/Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2006 – Expression of an Era, Garis Art Gallery, Padma Hotel Bali, Indonesia
  • 2005 – Beauty and Error, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
  • 2002 – Not Just Political, H. Widayat Museum, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
  • 2002 – Terumbu Karang Exhibition & Auction, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2002 – Group Exhibition, One Gallery, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
  • 2002 – Terumbu Karang Exhibition & Auction, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2002 – Age-hibition, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2001 – Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • 2000 – Seni Rupa Campur, Beeldended Kunst, Dordrecth, Netherlands
  • 2000 – Figur di Abad Baru, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  •  1999 – Masa Kini, Artoteek Den Haag & Centrum Beekdende Kunst, Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1999 – Biennale VI, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1999 – Knalpot, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1999 – Duet Exhibition with I GAK Murniasih, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta
  • 1999 – Group Exhibition with Mahendra Mangku & Nyoman Sujana, Komaneka
  • 1998 – Sanggar Dewata Indonesia Exhibition, Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1997 – Kelompok 7 Exhibition-Sanggar Dewata Indonesia, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1996 – Young Artist II Exhibition, Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1995 – Dies Natalis Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1994 – Hitam Putih + Plus an exhibition of Kelompok Prasidha, Indonesian Art Institute, Gampingan-Yogyakarta, Indonesia