Gatot Pujiarto (b.1970, Indonesia )

Gatot Pujiarto was born in 1970 in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. He graduated from the Department of Fine Art and Design at IKIP Malang in 1995. He currently lives and works in Malang. 

Pujiarto’s works explore abnormalities, weirdness, and tragedy. Inspired by uncommonevents or occurrences in everyday life, including stories he heard from friends, TV shows,and the news, Pujiarto’s works amuse and provoke audiences to reinterpret daily stories asa new reality, to enjoy it and feel the emotions caused by it. The visual sensation in hisworks is combined with unique textures created by pasting, patching, layering, tearing,binding, and by making fabric patterns.Pujiarto has been widely exhibited throughout Indonesia. 

Recent exhibitions include: 'Shout—Indonesian Contemporary Art' (2014), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma(MACRO), Rome, Italy; and 'Jatim Art Now' (2012), National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta,Indonesia.

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