Harun

“Art originates from rumination, reflection and deep introspection”

Born: Kulonprogo, 20 November 1985

Education: Indonesian Institute of Art (ISI) Yogyakarta

Style: Surrealism, Contemporary

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

About the Artist:
Harun is an Indonesian surrealist and contemporary artist . He is a free-thinking individualist and aver to challenge any form of establishment. The predominant theme of his works are centred around his dissent for indiscriminate and excessive consumption, societal pressures to conform, exploitation of the marginalised communities and human ostensibility to name a few.

He ponders on the shallowness and superficiality of humans in our perception of the world, ourselves and others. Paraphrasing Dalia Lama – “The lights are ON but there is nothing in the room”. In his latest series of paintings, the central subjects are human figures without a head or face that creates a sense of mystery; and yet with their unique gestures and poses he effectively illustrates complex emotions that depict satire and cynicism.

Harun has extensively exhibited his works in Singapore, Vietnam, Korea, China, Ireland, Hungary and North America.

Exhibitions:
2017
• "Art Stage Jakarta" Sheraton Grand Gandaria City Hotel Jakarta
• "Life Story" Tahunmas Art Room Yogyakarta
• "Draw Out" Kebun Bibi Art Space Yogyakarta
• "Lets Art Speak at Singapore Affordable Art Fair" Singapore
• "REST AREA-Perupa Membaca Indonesia" Galeri Nasional
• "The Past" Coffee House Without Limits Allentown PA USA
• "Move Art #4" Tahunmas Art Room Yogyakarta
2016
• "3rd BxArt Fundraising Exhibition" Bronx Drafthouse NY USA
• "Small Things 2017" Vin Gallery Vietnam
• "Special Art Exhibition The 2nd ASEAN Insurance Council Conference" Royal Ambarukmo Hotel Yogyakarta
• "Young Talent Programme at Singapore Affordable Art Fair" Singapore
• "Tanda Mata XI" Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
• "Drawing Wayang" Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
• "Move Art #3" Tahunmas Art Room Yogyakarta
• "Gwanghwamun International Art Festival" Sejong Museum Of Art, Seoul Korea
• "Move Art #2" Tahunmas Art Room Yogyakarta
2015
• " Small Things" Vin Gallery Vietnam
• " Nandur Srawung #2" Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
• " Laras Sinawang, FKY #27" Sasana Hinggil Yogyakarta
• “New Art Wave Expo” Macau China
• “Body Mass” New Boon(e) Gallery Philadelphia USA
• “Komik” MDTL Yogyakarta
• “2nd BxArt Fundraising Exhibition” Bronx Art Space NY USA
• “Identity International Mail Art Exhibition” Garut, West Java, Indonesia
• “1st BxArt Fundraising Exhibition” Gun Hill Brewery NY USA
2014
• “Seven By Five” Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Ireland
• “Taipei Free Art Fair” Huashan Creative park Taipei City Taiwan
• “The Selfie Show” Museum of New Art Armada USA
• “ASYAAF Asian Student and Young Artis Arts Festival” Cultural Station Seoul Korea Selatan
• “Impressions of Indonesia” LWH Gallery Shanghai China
• “Dies Natalis XXX, Refleksi/Proyeksi” Sasana Ajiyasa ISI Yogyakarta
• “All You Can Art” Jogja National Museum Yogyakarta
• “Di Balik Cerobong” Mien Gallery Yogyakarta
2013
• “Reading Identity” DownTown Art Walk Los Angeles USA
• “SPOT ART Young Artist Festival” ARTrium MICA Singapore
• “Ruang dan Harapan” Galeri Biasa Yogyakarta
• “Babaran” Launching Asdrafi Art Space Yogyakarta
2012
• “Mata-Mata Kecil” Angsa Café Yogyakarta
• “Nagari Nyayogyakarta Hadiningrat” JNM Yogyakarta
• “Angkatan lukis 07 ISI Jogja” Tembi Rumah Budaya Yogyakarta
2011
• “Disambar Desember” Galeri ISI Yogyakarta
• “In Flux” Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta
2010
• “Gumregah Jogja Bangkit “ Jogja Nasional Museum Yogyakarta
• “Art Is Our Life “ Budapest dan Eger Hungary
2009
• “Disambar Desember” Museum Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta
• “Back to Culture” Jogja Nasional Museum Yogyakarta
• “2 x 3” Kersan Art Studio Yogyakarta
• “TK Festival” Museum Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta
• “Parade Topeng Monyet” Balai Sriwijaya Yogyakarta
• “Senang-senang ” Tujuh bintang Art Space Yogyakarta
2008
• “The Highlight” Jogja Nasional Museum Yogyakarta
• “1st Edition Golden Box Catalogue” Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta
• “Cat Air” Katamsi gallery, ISI Yogyakarta
2007
• “Ekspresi Joglosemar” TBS Solo
• “1001 Mysteries of Borobudur” galeri Pondok Tinggal Magelang
• “44 years SMSR Senior High School Anniversary” Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta
2005
• “Wates Anniversary” Wates
• “Glagah Fair” Wates
2004
• “Kulon Progo painters exhibition for Yogyakarta Anniversary” TMII Jakarta
• “PROSES” group exhibition Wates, Yogykarta
• “SMSR Art Senior High School Final Exam Exhibition” Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta

Awards:
2016
• Finalist Young Talent Program Affordable Art Fair Singapore
• Finalist Asia Contemporary Young Artist Awards Seoul Korea
2015
• Finalist New Art Wave International awards Hong Kong