Bawep Kapalatama

"Doing art helps me to see myself and I love to become my own teacher by observing the process and result of my artwork. To get to know and understand."

Born: Bantul Yogyakarta, 18th April 1989


  • Indonesia Institute of Art Yogyakarta
  • Residence at Padepokan Bagong Kussudiardjan Yogyakarta

Works: Bawep's artwork are mostly modern. They grow with and with that he work as well as the reason why his artwork always changes. For his painting, mostly Bawep use acrylic on canvas, sometimes also on paper and often does experiment with other material . For his painting, Bawep mostly uses natural colours that he can take from the plants that he grow himself. Bawep also creates handicraft such as things for usage as well as for decoration (saving boxes, bags, woodcarving, books made from recycling paper etc.).


  • 2009 Exhibition of sketches in the alley of fine arts, Indonesian Institute of Art Yogyakarta
  • 2010 Jogja gumregah Jogja bangkit, Jogja Nasional Museum Yogyakarta
  • 2011 Exhibition with age-group 08 intuisi in Jogja nasional museum Yogyakarta
  • 2012 Berkata wanita, Galeri Surabaya
  • 2013 Gedung Indonesia menggugat, Bandung
  • 2014 Installations SUJI, Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja Yogyakarta

About the Artist:

Having ever been joined Institute of Art Yogyakarta for two years, Bawep is a painter and batik artist who live in Yogyakarta. He also does art instalation, sketches and sometimes art performance. Bawep likes to do experiment with different possibilities, from using natural colors until drawing on wood. While he goes traveling he mostly draws sketches with pen and crayon on paper. His installations grow from material that he found unintetionally.

He is continuously looking for new ideas. Actually his basic is the indonesian traditional batik, but he also does experiment with modern styles.

Need to Know:

  • Bawep now also pass on the batik workshops.