Deddy Paw

Artist Story
Born in 1963, Deddy studied at Jakarta Arts Institute, School of Design InterStudi, Jakarta and the Pusat Grafika Indonesia. He had a successful career in the media industry before devoting his life to art. His works are based on his research on both the Bible and the Koran alike. In these, he found the apple portrayed not just as a fruit of doom, when the first couple was expelled from paradise, but also of glory, as in the story that tells of the prophet Mohammed’s daughter Fatimah az Zahra being born because of an apple from heaven. He found many other stories that feature the fruit prominently. The ‘enigmatic’ apple then became his metaphor for both universal humanity (love, passion, peace and hope) but also the negative qualities of mankind and the society.

 

However, Deddy is determined to transform negative energies into positive ones. When he returned to his hometown in 2006, he became aware of the significance of the Borobudur Temple. It inspired the artist to read up on Buddhism and allow the teachings to sink into his consciousness. Since then, many of his paintings have been influenced by the spirit of love and blessings, with Buddha and the apple appearing in configurations that vary from the realistic to the semi-abstract.

 

Awards

1988 - Best Art Direction & Best Poster Award, Jakarta Theatre Festival
1993 - Top Achievement Employement, Media Indonesia Daily
1994 - First Winner, National Competition of Newspaper Design
1995 - Top Achievement Employement, Media Indonesia Daily
1996 - First Winner, National Competition of Newspaper Design
1997 - Top Achievement Employement, Media Indonesia Daily
1998 - First Winner, National Competition of Newspaper Design
2000 - Top Achievement Student, Faculty of Art, Jakarta Arts Institute
2001 - Top Achievement Student, Faculty of Art, Jakarta Arts Institute
2002 - Top Achievement Student, Faculty of Art, Jakarta Arts Institute
2005 - Top Achievement Student, Faculty of Art, Jakarta Arts Institute
2005 - Biennale Jogja VIII-2005, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
2006 - The Finalist of Jakarta Art Awards
2008 - The Finalist of Jogja Gallery Visual Art Competition, “100th Kebangkitan Nasional”
2010 - 14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Solo Exhibitions

2005 - “Apel Enigmatis”, Galeri Cipta 2, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta
2009 - “Say It With Apple”, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore
2010 - “Apple Worlds”, ‘Bazaar Art Jakarta 2010’, The Ritz- Carlton Jakarta, Srisasanti Syndicate
2012 - “Let’s Talk about Apple”, Tuksongo Visual Arts House, Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia
2013 - “Love, Life, Pray”, Amanjiwo Art Room, Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2001 - “Cinta”, Gallery II IndoSteak Restaurant, Jakarta
2001 - “Pameran Lukisan M Nizar & Paw”, Sari Pan Pacific Hotel, Jakarta
2001 - “Group Sembilan”, Regent Hotel, Jakarta
2001 - “Europe Through Indonesian Eyes”, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta
2001 - “Virus Project”, Galeri Cipta III TIM, Jakarta
2002 - “Europe Through Indonesian Eyes”, touring several the Europe Union countries
2002 - “Pameran Lukisan Seno & Paw”, Ibis Hotel, Kemayoran, Jakarta
2002 - “Pameran Lukisan Wartawan”, Adira Gallery, Bandung
2002 - “Festival HB Jassin”, Galeri Cipta II TIM, Jakarta
2003 - “Rupa Rupa Seni Rupa”, Hotel Grand Melia, Jakarta
2003 - “Art Exhibition with Engineers”, Galeri Cipta III TIM, Jakarta
2003 - “Jambore Seni Rupa Nasional”, Pasar Seni Ancol, Jakarta
2004 - “Pameran Lukisan Wartawan”, World Trade Center, Jakarta
2004 - “Fascinating Indonesia”, Empire Hotel & Country Club, Jerudong, Brunei Darussalam
2005 - “Aku Bermain (Maka) Aku Ada”, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
2005 - “Visual Art Exhibition”, Cassis Resto, Jakarta
2005 - “Pressure & Pleasure”, Elcanna Gallery, Jakarta
2005 - “Di Sini & Kini” Biennale Jogja VIII-2005, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
2005 - “Warna Informasi 2005”, Museum Barli, Bandung
2006 - “Dia Sang Kasih”, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
2006 - “Lucky Twelve”, Elcanna Gallery, Jakarta
2006 - “Kisi-Kisi Jakarta”, Jakarta Art Awards 2006, Ancol Art Bazaar Gallery, Jakarta
2006 - “Transition”, Bika Gallery, Jakarta
2006 - “Rupa-Kata”, Darga Gallery, Bali, Hamur Sava House of Art & Culture, Malang, Orasis Gallery, Surabaya
2006 - “Visual of Words”, Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, Semarang
2006 - “Café Paintings”, Philo Art Space, Jakarta
2006 - “Menjelajahi Bentuk”, Galeri Cipta II TIM, Jakarta
2007 - “Posideologi”, Gracia Art Gallery, Surabaya
2007 - “Poh Chang Alumni Fine Arts” group exhibition, Seven Art Gallery, Bangkok
2007 - “Portofolio”, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
2007 - “Force Majeure”, International Literary Biennale, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang
2007 - “The Eleven Painters”, Elcanna Gallery, Jakarta
2007 - “Imagined Affandi”, Gedung Arsip Nasional, Jakarta. Organised by Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery
2007 - “1001 Mysteries of Borobudur”, Pondok Tingal Gallery, Borobudur, Magelang
2007 - “Open Art Project”, B’OK Art House, Semarang
2008 - “ACAF New York 2008”, Pier 92, New York City, USA, with Art Seasons Gallery
2008 - “ARTSingapore 2008”, with Art Seasons Gallery
2008 - “ShContemporary 08”, Shanghai, with Art Seasons Gallery
2008 - “180X180”, One Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2008 - “Contemporary Loro-Blonyo”, Tri Bhakti Hall, Magelang
2008 - “Freedom” Mon Décor Painting Festival, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta & Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
2008 - “Manifesto”, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
2008 - “100 th Kebangkitan Nasional”, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
2008 - “69, Seksi Nian”, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
2009 - “Young & Emerging Asian Talents”, Art Seasons Gallery, Jakarta
2009 - “Kado #2”, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta
2009 - “2nd Odyssey”, Sri Sasansti Gallery, Yogyakarta
2009 - “KIAF /09, Korea International Art Fair”, CEOX, Seoul with Art Seasons Gallery
2009 - “Bazaar Art Jakarta 2009”, Indonesian Art Festival, with Galeri Mon Décor
2009 - “ART HK 09”, Hong Kong, with Art Seasons Gallery
2009 - “Ilustrasi Cerpen Kompas 2008”, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Solo & Bali
2009 - “The King”, Lumbini Park, Borobudur Temple, Magelang
2009 - “Technosign : From Painting to Digital Art”, Surabaya Art Link, Surabaya
2009 - “In Rainbow”, Esa Sampoerna Art House, Surabaya
2009 - “Indo-Visuals”, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore
2010 - “14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2010”, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2010 - “Green Carnival”, Bazaar Art Jakarta 2010’, with Galeri Apik
2010 - “2010 Shanghai International Artwork Expo”, with Tembusu Art Gallery
2010 - “Carpe Diem”, Philo Art Space, Jakarta
2010 - “ART HK 10”, Hong Kong, with Art Seasons Gallery
2010 - “Manifesto: Percakapan Masa”, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
2010 - “In The Name of Art”, AJBS Gallery, Surabaya
2010 - “Transfiguration”, Semarang CA Gallery, Jakarta Art District, Indonesia
2011 - “Indonesian Sculpture: Signs of Personality”, Rumah Jawa Gallery, Jakarta
2011 - “Inspiring Borobudur”, Borobudur Museum, Borobudur Temple,
2011 - “The Silent Diplomacy”, Srisasanti Art House, Jakarta
2011 - “Bazaar Art Jakarta 2011”, Indonesian Art Festival, with YSRI
2011 - “Homo Ludens #2”, Emmitan Gallery, Surabaya
2011 - “Aesthetic Response”, Elcanna Gallery, Jakarta, with Mulia Fine Art
2011 - “Indonesia Art Motoring #1: Motion and Reflection”, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
2011 - “Romance de Amor”, Gedung TriDharma Yonif Linud 330, Bandung
2011 - “Nusantara di Atas Kanvas”, Jakarta, with Philo Art Space
2012 - “11th Anniversary of RedSea Gallery”, Singapore
2012 - “Ilustrasi Cerpen Kompas 2011”, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Solo & Bali
2012 - “Borobudur Interhash 2012”, Lumbini Park, Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Indonesia
2012 - “The Magelang Collections”, Syang Art Space, Magelang
2012 - “Asian Art Show”, Art Scene Gallerie, Karachi, Pakistan
2012 - “Homage to Lama Gangchen”, Manohara Hotel, Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia
2013 - “Dharma [Goodness]”, Borobudur International Festival 2013, Lumbini Park, Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Indonesia
2013 - “Not Another Art Project”, Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 - “Semarang Art Mapping: ROB”, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta