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YUNIZAR

YUNIZAR

b. 1971, Talawi, West Sumatra, Indonesia

 

Yunizar is a graduate from the Indonesian Institute for the Arts (ISI) in Yogyakarta, Yunizar is a prominent member of the Jendela group, Indonesia’s most prominent contemporary art collective. 2007 marked Yunizar’s first solo museum exhibition at the National University of Singapore Museum (NUS), Singapore. He has also been awarded Best Painting by the Peksiminas III Ex hibition (1995) and received Best Painting from the Philip Morris Award V (1998).

 

Natural elements are subjects of Yunizar`s large canvases and bronze sculptures; coming directly from the natural world that surrounds him, they become characters of his artistic imag ery. Conceived from the holistic concept of “rasa” (the act of perceiving the whole at once, involving simultaneously feelings, emotions, sensations, perceptions and judgments), his works depict visions of a lost world, so natural and archetypal as to become mythological. Unaffected by any trend coming from contemporary society, Yunizar silently witnesses the transformation of Indonesian traditional culture, gradually eroded under the pressure of modernity, yet present contingencies can’t override his own dimension.

Yunizar’s recent solo exhibitions include “The Original Story”, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China, 2019; ”The Garden In Eden“, Gajah Gallery, Singapore, 2016; “Yunizar Solo Exhibition”, Gajah Gallery, Singapore, 2014; “Yunizar : Story”, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong, China, 2012; “Foreword for Coretan: Recent Works by Yunizar Exhibition”, NUS Museum, Singapore, 2007. Recent group exhibitions include ”A Dream Within a Dream”, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, 2022; “Falling”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2022; “Reframing Roots” “, Gajah Gallery, Singapore, 2022; Art Basel Hong kong 2020.

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Exhibitions
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A Dream Within A Dream

Group Show

Curated by Michela Sena

3.31 - 5.3, 2022

Bangkok

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Falling

Group Show

Curated by Michela Sena

12.18, 2021 - 1.15, 2022

Beijing 2nd Space

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Retrospective Utopia

Group Show

Curated by Michela Sena

9.24 - 10.20, 2020

Bangkok

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