born in 1973
Besta Bestrizal is an Indonesian artist working mainly with the painting. His works revol- ve around the themes of humanity, science and art. Bestrizal’s photo-realist approach is grounded in photography where he constructs scenarios that are then processed as digital images that are later manipulated and embellished with elements that enable the artist to further present his moral and personal message.
His works display a mastery of charcoal as a medium, used in a remarkable scale on canvas, with a symbolic, haunting, joyful, mysterious subject matter that can lead to many discoveries.
In some of his paintings, Bestrizal uses splashes of colour coming from flora and fauna: ‘This is an applied metaphor in which I address our contrasting relationship with na- ture. We are all different, and with our differences, we co-exist interdependently in equilibrium’, the artist explains.
Born in 1973, Padang, Indonesia. Living and working in Yogyakarta
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2020: Besta Bestrizal-Solo Show, Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland 2019: Mother Nature, Art Porters Gallery, Singapore
2013: Hopes and Fears, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
2011: Changes, Semarang Gallery, Jakarta Art District. Grand Indonesia, Jakarta 2009: Cybernetic Blues, CGartspace Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018: Indonesian Identities, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
2015: [Belum Ada Judul] Pameran + Peluncuran Buku Enin Supriyanto, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2014: Shout! MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma Italy
2012: Drawing Exhibition “It’s Complicated”, Green Artspace, Jakarta, Indonesia 2011: Indonesia Art Motoring Exhibition, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta; Bienna- le Jakarta # 14, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta
2010: Almost White Cube, The 12th Anniversary of CGartspace, Jakarta; Percakapan Masa, Indonesia Nationall Gallery, Jakarta; Indonesia Art Award, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta