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Deddy PAW in his studio, Magelang, Central Java
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Deddy PAW
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Deddy PAW_PEACE OF MIND- PEACE ON EARTH #2 --2014. OoC 160x120 cm

Deddy PAW


Jakarta Arts Institute


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.



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

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