AT Sitompul

“Art gives form and value to my creativity”

Born: Pematangsiantar 24 September 1977

Education: Institute of Art Yogyakarta

Style: Optic art, Abstract

Medium: Acrylic and Mixed media on canvas, Mixed media on Archival Paper

About the Artist:
AT Sitompul is an Indonesian Op artist. Sitompul's imagery swells and vibrates to create an optical illusion. He creates a 'matrix effect’ with a combination of language elements like cuneiform and braille, stark parallel lines, repetitive geometric patterns and open color fields. Sitompul’s inspiration comes from legendary Optical artists Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley and Jesus Rafael Soto. He adeptly creates dynamic visuals interspersed with static abstraction. It is sheer visual harmony to see the patterns of lines, strokes and language elements all come together to form a beautiful piece of art. The intricate mysteries of his works can draw in the viewer and provide a start to a story for them to complete.

Three-time finalist of the UOB Painting of the year competition, Sitompul participates in many art exhibitions in Indonesia and overseas.

Solo Exhibitions:
2015
• Solo Exhibition, “AtraksiAbstrak”, Nala Roepa Art Space, Yogyakarta
2011
• Solo Exhibition, “Dalam Atas”, Bale Tonggoh Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung

Group Exhibitions:
2017
• Sanggar Dewata Indonesia, PARTITUR, Jogja Gallery
2016
• “Alam Benda dan Gambar Lainnya”, Museum dan Tanah Liat, Yogyakarta
2015
• “Soul Scape Progress #2”, Gallery Nasional, Jakarta
2011
• Group Exhibition, “Paper Show: Pulp Friction, Going Across the Grain”, Chandan Gallery, Malaysia
• Group Exhibition, “Locality and Universality”, Chandan Gallery, Malaysia
2010
• Road Show Exhibition “Alun dan Pusaran”, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Balai Soedjatmoko Solo, Bentara Budaya Bali
2008
• Solo Exhibition Monoprint Graphics “Psycho Visual” , Rumah Budaya Tembi, Yogyakarta

Awards:
2017
• finalist of UOB Indonesian Painting of The Year, Established Artist Category
2015
• Gudang Garam IAA Indonesia
• finalist of UOB Indonesian Painting of The Year, Established Artist Category
2012
• finalist of UOB Indonesian Painting of The Year, Established Artist Category