Gatot Pujiarto

Graduated from the Department of Fine Art and Design at IKIP Malang in 1995. Pujiarto’s works explore abnormalities, weirdness, and tragedy. Inspired by uncommon events or occurrences in everyday life, including stories heard from friends, TV shows, and the news, Pujiarto’s works amuse and provoke audiences to reinterpret daily stories as a new reality, to enjoy them through evoking new emotions. The visual sensation in his works is combined with the unique textures that are created by pasting, patching, layering, tearing, binding, and by making fabric patterns. Pujiarto’s utilises a distinctive collage and weathering technique on fabric, which is either applied on canvas or installed in the form of a tapestry. The bare threads and weave of cloth are revealed for his viewers’ scrutiny. The broken cloth acts as a metaphor for the distress of man’s action upon nature: negative, confused and counterproductive to the overarching aim of world harmony. Bare tendrils accumulate to form the skeletal structure of the original cloth, reminding us through nostalgia of what it had originally been. Pujiarto has been widely exhibited throughout Indonesia and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Shout—Indonesian Contemporary Art (2014), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO), Rome, Italy; Indonesian Contemporary Fiber Art (2012), ArtOne New Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia; and Jatim Art Now (2012), National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Gatot Pujiarto: Masquerade of Life
Masquerade of Life is a solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Gatot Pujiarto examining the everyday comedy...
03 Oct 2015 - 15 Nov 2015
Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
Gatot Pujiarto: Stitching Stories
Pearl Lam Galleries presents Stitching Stories, the first solo exhibition of Indonesian artist Gatot...
15 Jan 2016 - 07 Mar 2016
Hong Kong—Pearl Lam Galleries presents “Labyrinth(s)“, featuring works by eight contemporary...
14 Jul 2016 - 01 Sep 2016
Materialised Condition
Pearl Lam Galleries announces a new group exhibition featuring works by Chun Kwang Young, Leonardo Drew,...
15 Mar 2017 - 14 May 2017
Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
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