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Yunizar
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Yunizar’s work embodies the beauty and purity in human creativity.  Picasso once said he spent 40 years learning to paint like a child again, and like the work of a child, Yunizar’s work is pure and crude, emerging spontaneously from what appears as his unconscious mind. 

Yunizar is to be commended for refusing to compromise creativity, like so many artists and galleries do, by tailoring their art or the artists they choose to represent for purely commercial reasons.  What is important to Yunizar is basic, pure creativity.  He intentionally uses simple subject matter, objects which surround his daily life, and a simple painting and sketching technique to focus almost entirely on creativity and inventiveness.   Yunizar believes that to waste mental energy on technique, style, colour, composition, etc. is to compromise himself as an artist, to become “less” in his own words. 

It is said about Yunizar that he is mature well beyond his years.  If learning to paint like a child is the skill of a mature artist, then he has certainly achieved that.  But his maturity is also reflected in the simplicity yet sophistication of his work.  Naïve art is a term often associated with child-like art and unskilled artists, but it is clear in Yunizar’s paintings, that his work is anything but naïve. 


 

Talawi, Sawahlunto, Sumbar, 4 June, 1971 and currently lives in Kasihan Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

ART EDUCATION

1998

SMSR, Sumatra, Indonesia

1993

Indonesian Art Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta

EXHIBITIONS

2005

2002

Solo exhibition at Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong (*)

"Jendela Group", Air Art House, Jakarta Indonesia

 

 "Jendela Group", Selasarsunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia

 

"Three Artist's from Sumatra", Chouinard Gallery, Hong Kong

 

"Opera" at Studio Budaya Gallery, Langgeng Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

2001

"Hiding", Santi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

"New Sensation", Gajah Gallery, Singapore

 

"Not Just the Political", Museum H. Widayat, Mungkid, Magelang, Indonesia

 

"Room, Space & Wilderness", Yogyakarta, Indonesia (*)

 

"Sakato", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"88 Years Primordial", Taman Budaya Society, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Young Artist's From Four Towns", Jakarta, Indonesia

 

"Limit to Reflection", Jakarta, Indonesia

2000

"Jendela Group", Yogyakarta & Jakarta, Indonesia

 

"Indonesia Expression", Singapore

 

"Contemporary Art Exhibition", Bali, Indonesia

1999

"From a Window", Jendela Group, Bali, Indonesia

 

"Indonesian Art FestivaI I", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Prasidha 93", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1998

"Age Reflection", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Philip Morris Art Awards 1998, Jakarta, Indonesia

1997

"Jendela Group", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Sakato II", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"South East University Student Festival",  Brunei, Malaysia

 

"Philip Morris Art Awards", Bali, Indonesia

 

"FKY IX", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Namnama Group", Solo & Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Art Syawalan", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Young Artists", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1996

"Two City Dialog", Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Gelagar 10", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Two City Dialog", TIM, Jakarta, Indonesia

1995

"Sakato", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Peksiminas III", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Dies Natalis", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

"Exploring Black & White", Indonesian Art Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia 

1994

"Prasidha 93", Bentara, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

AWARDS

1995

"Best Artwork - Persiminas III", Jakarta, Indonesia

1998

"Top 10", Philip Morris Art Awards, 1998"

 

 

 

(*) Solo Exhibitions