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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



SMSR, Sumatra, Indonesia


Indonesian Art Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta




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


"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


"Jendela Group", Yogyakarta & Jakarta, Indonesia


"Indonesia Expression", Singapore


"Contemporary Art Exhibition", Bali, Indonesia


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


"Indonesian Art FestivaI I", Yogyakarta, Indonesia


"Prasidha 93", Yogyakarta, Indonesia


"Age Reflection", Yogyakarta, Indonesia


"Philip Morris Art Awards 1998, Jakarta, Indonesia


"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


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


"Gelagar 10", Yogyakarta, Indonesia


"Two City Dialog", TIM, Jakarta, Indonesia


"Sakato", Yogyakarta, Indonesia


"Peksiminas III", Yogyakarta, Indonesia


"Dies Natalis", Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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


"Prasidha 93", Bentara, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



"Best Artwork - Persiminas III", Jakarta, Indonesia


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




(*) Solo Exhibitions