HERI DONO 赫利‧多諾

Angel’s Exodus

11.24 – 12.31, 2016

Bangkok

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Tang Contemporary Art is proud to announce Heri Dono’s solo exhibition “HERI DONO - Angel’s Exodus,” which will run from November 24th to December 31st, 2016. This exhibition will present his recent paintings, and his most important installation works
from the 1990s to the present.

 

Dono was born in 1960 in Jakarta, and he is one of the most internationally renowned Indonesian contemporary artists. He has created a unique creative style through his exploration of Wayang shadow plays. “Humorously skewering the current political situation with imagination and illusion, he presents the tension between illusion and reality and highlights the intersection of local culture and contemporary art” (Hou Hanru). Since the beginning of his artistic career, Heri Dono has wanted to blend diverse contemporary cultural elements with traditional Indonesian culture. Regardless his creative and narrative choices, Dono has used humorous language to mix philosophy, Buddhism, Hinduism, folk tales, and the current state of society, but he also emphasizes that behind his humorous mode of expression lies his reflections on and criticisms of social and political issues such as military intervention, political corruption, and environmental destruction. He makes engaging with these difficult things seem easy, giving thoughtful layers to his work.


Angels are frequent elements in Heri Dono’s installations, but here they appear in painted form in Flying Angels. Heri Dono’s angels are unrelated to religion; he uses angels to symbolise the spirit. “Inspiration always moves rapidly toward the future, accompanied by imagination, fantasy, consciousness, and perception.”

 
Flying Angels

Flying Angels

Fiberglass, fabric, bamboo, electronic devices, cable, automatic timer 120 x 40 x 60 cm each, 10 pieces 1996

Unidentified Unflying Objects

Unidentified Unflying Objects

Mixed media 100 x 100 x 180 cm each, 10 pieces 2011

The Troops of Cakra

The Troops of Cakra

Mixed media Variable dimensions, 25 pieces 2015

Weapon's Creature Shoot the Mother Earth

Weapon's Creature Shoot the Mother Earth

acrylic on canvas 150x125cm 2016

The flying Angels II

The flying Angels II

acrylic on canvas 300x200cm 2014

The flying Angels I

The flying Angels I

acrylic on canvas 300x200cm 2014

The Ark

The Ark

acrylic on canvas 300x200cm 2014

A Soldier Do Dialogue with a Hybrid Creature

A Soldier Do Dialogue with a Hybrid Creature

acrylic on canvas 150x125 cm 2016

The First Dinosaur who Discover Human Beings

The First Dinosaur who Discover Human Beings

acrylic on canvas 150 x125 cm 2016

 

Heri Dono

 

Born 1960

JakartaIndonesia

Heri Dono was born in 1960 in Jakarta, and he is one of Indonesia’s top contemporary artists. His multi-media installations and paintings present the diversity and openness of contemporary art. Dono currently lives in Yogyakarta.

 

He has participated in artist residency programs in Australia, Switzerland, and the United States, as well as biennials in Moscow, Taipei, and Sao Paolo. Dono has won numerous awards for his art, such as the UNESCO Prize at the Shanghai Biennale in 2000 and the Prince Claus Award in 1998.

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Beijing

D06, 798 Art District,

No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road

Chaoyang Dst. Beijing, China

B01, 798 Art District, No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road

Chaoyang Dst. Beijing, China

Hong Kong

10/F, H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road

Central, Hong Kong

Bangkok

Room. 201 - 206
River City Bangkok,
23 Soi Charoenkrung 24,

Bangkok, 10100, Thailand

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