Dedy Sufriadi, ‘The Story of Coffee and Love’, 2015, Artemis Art

Singapore Contemporary 2017

Direct from artist

About Dedy Sufriadi

Dedy Sufriadi’s energetic paintings layer abstract forms, charged phrases, and floating symbols in allover, expressionistic compositions. Through a process that merges concentrated study with stream-of-consciousness response, he pairs philosophical and pop-cultural texts with symbols spontaneously triggered by the excerpted passages. Sufriadi describes his work as a means to explore the interplay between “intelligence and intuition,” as demonstrated by the combination of scrawled existentialist theory texts and doodle-like drawings in his paintings. The large-scale canvases, built from acrylic and pen, recall the work of neo-expressionist painters such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Julian Schnabel.

Indonesian, b. 1976, Palembang, Palembang City, South Sumatra, Indonesia, based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia