Dodit Artawan

Expressing his fondness towards the world of art since he was just in junior high school, Dodit Artawan fearlessly take his own decision to pursue an art career by attending Art High School and Indonesian Art Institute of Denpasar. His decision lead him to earn numbers of achievement as a contemporary artist including five solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in various galleries and art spaces in Indonesia, Singapore, and Italy.

How do you begin your journey as an artist?
Just like any other kid who likes to do random doodles on their books, that’s how it begin. When I studied in Junior High School, I knew I was going to take art as my career. That’s why I took my own decision to enroll in SMSR or Art High School in Bali which then lead me to be who I am today.

Can you tell me more about your artwork?
My works currently can be categorized as photo realism where photos are used during the creativity process. I use various media to apply my artistic ideas such as paper, canvas, watercolor, oil paint, acrylic, marker and even spray.
About your artwork in “Celebration of The Future’ exhibition?
I wil display my never before exhibited painting entitled “Behind The Scene” which took about two months in the making. There’s a story in my painting which tells people about the creative process of an artist. Artists nowadays have a tendency to employ assistants and utilize technology to finish their artwork. I projected a picture on the canvas then I sketched on it, took photos then finally painted on it again.

What makes good art for you?
I like developing artworks. What I mean by that is I really appreciate artists who can embrace the spirit of their era or representing the spirit of their era. I really love an artwork which draw value from their period of time. Even when the artwork has surpassed their generation, it still looks as if it is a new idea. However, I also appreciate the old traditional artworks. Both are good in their own way.

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