인드라 도디 Indra Dodi

STATEMENT



인드라 도디의 그림은 낙서 같다. 주로 빽빽한 글씨로 이루어진 배경을 뒤로 손의 자유로운 강약이 고스란히 느껴지는 천진난만한 선들이 마치 노천카페에서 사람 구경을 하듯 주위 흔히 볼 수 있는 대상들을 그리고 있다. 배경의 글은 영어 알파벳으로 쓰여있지만 몇 개를 제외하고는 전혀 이해할 수 없는 단어들로 가득 차있다. 글이 그림을 설명하는 것인지, 그림이 글을 설명하고 있는지 알 수 없다. 하지만 서로 경계선 하나 없이 한 평면에 어우러져 있다.?휘갈겨 그린듯한 글과 간결한 서예의 선으로 그린 대상들은 그림 일기 같기도 하면서 하나의 추상화 같다.

인드라 도디가 화가로서 그의 창작물을 대하는 자세는 매우 단순하다. 그만의 방법으로 무엇이든지 끊임없이 뱉어내야 하는 것이다. 창작에 대한 욕구는 예술가뿐만 아니라 모든 인간에게 있다. 그리고 회화는 그것을 표현할 수 있는 매우 자연스러운 방법 중 하나이다. 그래서 그에게는 작가라는 명칭보다는 화가가 더 어울린다. 그가 그려내는 것들은 전혀 사실적이지 않고 추상에 더 가깝지만 작가가 선택한 대상들의 의도가 궁금해져 우리는 그림 속 ‘비하인드 스토리’를 꿈꾸게 된다. 작가는 표현함으로써 스스로 자유를 얻음과 동시에 지극히 개인적인 풍경에 관객을 깊이 끌어들이는데 성공한 것이다.

작가노트
나는 색다른 관점으로 사물을 바라본다. 나의 그림들은 모두 반항의 메시지들이다. 현실을 보통과는 다르거나, 혹은 나만의 방법으로 이야기한다. 작업의 대상들은 환경, 마을, 돌, 산, 강, 구름, 파티, 사랑, 술, 여자, 아이, 땅, 언어, 알파벳 등 나의 일상에 대한 모든 것이다. 우리는 모두 눈을 감고 어린 아이와 같은 마음으로 우리의 내부로부터 미술적 창의성의 근본을 찾아내는 방법을 배워야 한다.

Indra Dodi’s works are like scribbles. On background often filled with streams of texts, Dodi paints everyday subjects freely with childlike, yet dynamic lines, as if he is looking at passers-by?casually from a sidewalk cafe. The background texts are written with English alphabets, but most of the words are incomprehensible, except for few recognizable ones. It is not clear whether the texts are describing the figures, or the figures are illustrating the texts, as they?blend together on one plane. Scrawled texts and figures drawn with naive calligraphy-like brushstrokes make Dodi’s works at once illustrated diaries and abstract paintings.

The way Dodi treats his creations is simple; he has to continuously?spill out what is on his mind?in?his own ways. All human beings, not only artists, have desire for creation, and painting is a very natural means to express this desire. Hence a painter?than an artist better characterizes Dodi. His art is closer to abstraction than realistic, but viewers, curious of ?the meanings behind the subjects on canvas, dream about the “behind story” of the paintings. Through his own modes of expression, Dodi attains freedom and succeeds in absorbing audience into a very personal?pictorial space.


Artist Statement
I look at things from a different side of view or perspective. Each of my paintings is a message of rebelliousness. My painting is a way of speaking the reality, different from ordinary, or from my own perspective. Subjects of my works are all things around my everyday life: environment, village, stone, mountain, river, rain, cloud, party, love, drunk, women, child, land, spoken, alphabet, etc. We need to learn to close our eyes, and return to our childlike mentality to find the source of artistic creativity, which is our inner self-expression.



BIOGRAPHY


Education

Faculty of Fine Art, ISI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of the Arts)
Leather of Tehnology Academy Indonesia, Yogyakarta
Sarjana Wiata Institute, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Exhibitions

2016
“Sunny-side Up”, Gallery LVS, Seoul, Korea

2015
“Asian Contemporary Art Tomorrow”, and N Gallery, Seoul, Korea
“Affordable Art Fair Seoul”, DDP, Seoul, Korea
“ASYAAF” (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival) (hosted by Gallery LVS), Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea
“Indra Dodi” solo exhibition, Gallery LVS, Seoul, Korea
“A Frozen Moment”, Space Cottonseed, Gilman Barrack, Singapore
“New Wave: the road of memories”, And.N Gallery, Seoul, Korea
“Writing an Image” at Space Cottonseed, Gilman Barrack Singapore

2014
“YOS” at Yunizar studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Affordable Art Fair” Space Cottonseed, Singapore
“nandur suwung”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“ASYAAF” (hosted by Gallery LVS), Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea
“BAKABA#3” at Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta, Indonesia. “isi ISI” Talenta organizer, Jakarta Indonesia.

2013
“Art Bazzar”, Alam Sutra Jakarta, Indonesia
“Agitasi Garuda”, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2012
”Crossing Sign” at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia / National Gallery Jakarta Indonesia / Sika gallery Ubud Bali Indonesia / and TBY Lampung Indonesia

2011
”ASYAAF” Culture Station 284 (hosted by Gallery LVS), Seoul, Korea.

2010
“Art For Our Life” Indonesian Visual Art and Eszterhazy Karoly college Eger Hungary, at gallery of the Raday konyvehaz Budapest and kis Zsinagoga gallery Eger, Hungary
“U(dys)topia at HfBk Postfach Dresden, Germany
“U(dys)topia at Freise Museum, Postdamer Str91, 10785 Berlin, Germany
“U(dys)topia at Stadt Museum, Cologne, Germany
”Beijing Biennale 2010, Beijing museum, Beijing, China
”Solitude of the Earth” at Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”Jogja Art Share, at Jogja National Museum, Indonesia

2009
”Man Talk About love”, Sangkring art space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”Diantara Nama dan Nama” at Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2008
”Bali Nang Padang Wae”, Gallery Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“JAF”, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Metamorphosis”, Gallery Biasa, Yogyakarta Indonesia
“Narration Of Nation”, Mondecor Gallery, Jakarta Indonesia
“Ekspresi Sesaat”, Gallery Katamsi ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Most Wanted”, Gallery Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“AHAA”, Vart Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”Free Style”, Affandi Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Brother Hood”, Gallery Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”Dedication to the future” Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”Seiring Sejalan”, Denindo Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2007
“Musim Panas Fantasi”, Gallery Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Unlimited Emriodery”, Via-Via Caffe Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2006
“NISBIH” at Katamsi Gallery, Indonesia Institute of The Arts, Indonesia
“No Limits”, Vrederburg Fort Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Jalin Bapilin”, Vrederburg Fort Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Yang error”, Kinoki and Caffe the gate, Yogyakarta Indonesia

2005
“Skedios Ekstempore”, Taman Budaya, Solo (Cultural Arts Center), Solo, Indonesia
“Water Colours”, Katamsi Gallery, Indonesia Institute of The Arts, Indonesia

 

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