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I Nyoman Masriadi, a painter, is a prominent Indonesian contemporary artist.
Masriadi was born 1973, in Gianyar, Bali. He received his training in art at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta. As a student, he was recognized by peers as one of the first contemporary Balinese artists who eased himself away from an encompassing concern with Balinese life, culture and traditions in his works. The visual imagery and narratives in his paintings derive from observations of social life and behavioral traits.
Masriadi is one of Southeast Asia's most well-received contemporary artists at auction.
He was awarded the prize for Best Painting at the Dies Natalis ISI Yogyakarta in 1997. He has participated in group exhibitions in Australia and the Netherlands, and in Indonesia: In Bali, Jakarta, Mungkid (Mageland), Solo, Surabaya and Yogyakarta.
2008 August (First Solo Exhibition)
'Masriadi: Black Is My Last Weapon' at the Singapore Art Museum.
‘Not Just Political’ at H. Widayat Museum, Magelang
‘Seni Rupa Campur’ Exhibition at Beeldende Kunst (DBK), Dordrecth Netherland
Biennale VI at Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta
An Exhibition at Museum Rudana, Ubud, Bali
Kelompok 7 Exhibition–Sanggar Dewata Indonesian at Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta
‘Dialog Between Two City” Exhibition at Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta
Dies Natalis Indonesian Art Institute Exhibition, Yogyakarta
‘Hitam Putih + Plus” an exhibition of Kelompok Prasidha at Indonesian Art Institute, Gampingan Yogyakarta
The Man From Bantul (The Final Round)
Sotheby's (Hong Kong): Final Price HK$7,82 million, or US$1,000,725. The sale of this work, a triptych conveying the resolve of the human spirit, marked a record for a contemporary Southeast Asian art piece at auction. It sold for about five times its estimated price.
Jago Kandang (Home Champion)
Sotheby’s (Singapore): Final Price US$370,668.
"Placed into the social and political context of Masriadi’s home country of Indonesia, it however simultaneously conveys a deeper story as he captures both the spirit and psyche of today’s society. The emotions that are demonstrated by the football fans in the background–on the far right, anger; elsewhere, cheering supporters waving the national flag and banners carrying the words “Indonesia”–are indicative of Masriadi’s cultural sensitivity and sharp humour."
'Jago Kandang' is currently ranked No.1 in Sotheby's Top Ten Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings according to Asian Contemporary Arts and Culture Magazine, Vol.03 2008.
Jangan Tanya Saya Tanya Presiden (Don't Ask Me, Ask The President)
"One painting by Indonesian artist Nyoman Masriadi was expected to sell for up to $25,000. In the end, a Southeast Asian collector paid SGD$360,000 (HK$1,854,000) for it, setting a world record price for a Masriadi painting."
^ http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=al0KnMb3Vgu4&refer=muse Indonesia Artist Masriadi Slays Ogres, Cuts Batman Down to Size, August 2008, Bloomberg, Retrieved January 25, 2011.
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