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  • Soni Irawan_Hear The Twitter, 160 x 140 cm, 2018, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Paint Marker on Canvas
  • See You at The Gate, 150 x 130 cm, 2018, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Paint Marker on Canvas

SONI IRAWAN

(1975, Yogyakarta - Indonesia)

Soni Irawan completed his study in the Visual Art Faculty, Fine Arts Department, majoring in Printmaking at the Indonesian Art Institute situated in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Soni is also a musician and one of the founders of a Yogyakarta experimental band, Seek Six Sick, therefore his artwork is greatly influenced by the spirit and energy of rock music: his choice of artistic techniques and medium are in line with his musical practice. Like jamming sessions, his canvases are filled with spontaneous strokes, sketchy figures and cut out pieces. He chooses oil bars to draw his lines since the medium gives him the similar feel of roughness and boldness as the sound created by a guitar – the instrument he plays in the band. His subject matters, however, are largely personal that revolve around his families and his environment with the underlying interest in capturing the spirit of human survival in everyday life.

Curriculum Vitae
Solo Exhibition:
\'Electric Jungle\' at No Vacancy Gallery, in 2018 Melbourne, Australia
\'Nothing Perfect Noise\' at D’Galleri, in 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'From Zero to Zorro\' at Wallworks Gallerie, in 2017 Paris, France
\'Psychedelic Jungle\' by \'laäsai\' at Samai Distillery, in 2015 Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
\'Mellow Yellow\' at Kendra Gallery, in 2012 Bali, Indonesia.
\'You and Me and Everyone We Know\' at Vivi Yip Art Room, in 2011 Jakarta, Indonesia.
\'Ode to Permata Unguku\' at Semarang Gallery, Grand Indonesia, in 2010 Jakarta, Indonesia.

Selected Group Exhibition:
\'Java Art Energy\' at Institut des Culture d\'Islam, in 2018 Paris, France
ART JAKARTA, with Column Gallery (Korea), at Ritz Carlton, in 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'Enlightment\' ARTJOG XI, at Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, in 2018 Indonesia
\'Pick Season\', Simply Life with Bazaar Art, at Hotel Melia Purosani, in 2018 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'Indonesia Connecting the World\', at World Bank Headquarter, in 2018 Washington DC
\'Estrellas\' at Art Serpong, in 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'Art Stage Jakarta\' at Sheraton Hotel, in 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'Off The Wall\' at Allcaps Gallery, Gandaria City, in 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'Pekan Seni Grafis Yogyakarta\' at Jogja National Museum, in 2017 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'Changing Perspective\', ArtJog X, at Jogja National Museum, in 2017 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'Bright Side\' at Natan Art Space, in 2017 Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
\'Faces Of Life\' at Artsphere, Artotel, in 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'ART STAGE Singapore\' at Marina Bay Sands, in 2017 Singapore
\'DUPLEX\' at Natan Art Space, Yogyakarta, in 2016 Indonesia
Bazaar Art Fair at Ritz Carlton Ballroom, in 2016 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'Off The Wall\' at D Gallerie, in 2016 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'Universal Influence\' at ArtJog 9, Yogyakarta, in 2016 Indonesia
\'Galactic Highway\', duo exhibition, at Vallette Gallery, in 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bazaar Art fair, at Ritz Carlton Ballroom, in 2015 Jakarta, Indonesia 
\'Polychromatics\', drawing exhibition, at Green Host, in 2015 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yogyakarta Open Studio (YOS), at GrafisMinggiran, in 2015 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'Villette Street Festival\', at Parc de la Villette, in 2015 Paris, France
\'DISINTERESTED\', at Phillo Art Space, in 2015 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'New Underground ; Indonesia Contemporary\' at MiFA Gallery, in 2014 Melbourne, Australia
\'ICONOCLAST\' at Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, in 2014 Central Java, Indonesia
\'Legacies of Power\', ArtJog 14 at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, in 2014 Indonesia
\'INTERIEUR RUE\' at Wallworks Gallery, in 2013 Paris, France
\'HOMOLUDENS 3\' at Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, in 2013 East Java, Indonesia 
\'Maritim Culture\', ArtJog 13 at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, in 2013 Indonesia
\'P(L)E(I)SURE PRINCIPLE\', at DNA Projects, in 2013 Sydney, Australia
\'Romancing Indonesia\', at Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, in 2012 London, UK
\'HOMOLUDENS 2\', at Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, in 2012 East Java, Indonesia
\'ArtJog XI\', at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, in 2012 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'La La Land\', at One East Asia Artspace, in 2012 Singapore
\'JogjaAgro Pop\', at Langgeng Gallery, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, in 2012 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'Finding Me\', at Semarang Gallery, in 2011 Semarang, Indonesia
\'Indonesia’s Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragon\' Development of Modern and Contemporary Indonesian Art, at Artspace Galleries, Mayfair, in 2011 London, UK
\'Locality and Universality\', at MAPKL, in 2011 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
\'Locality and Universality\', at Chandan Gallery, in 2011 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
\'Homo Ludens\', at Emitan CA Gallery, in 2011 Surabaya Indonesia
\'Kendra’s 3rd Anniversary\', at Kendra Gallery , in 2011 Bali, Indonesia
\'ArtJog XI\', at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, in 2011 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'WallworksInaguration\', at Wallworks Gallery, in 2011 Paris, France
\'Closing The Gap\', at MIFA Gallery, in 2011 Melbourne, Australia
\'Wall Street Art\', at Salihara Art Space, in 2010 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'Spacing Contemporary\' ARTJOG, at Taman Budaya Yogya, in 2010 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'Being Artpreneurship\', at Ciputra Art Center, in 2010 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'Dua Kota DuaCerita\', at Semarang Gallery, in 2010 Semarang, Indonesia
Biennale Jogja \'Jogja Jamming\', at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, in 2009 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'Malaysia Art Expo\', at Kuala Lumpur, in 2009 Malaysia
\'Bazaar Art Fair\', at Ritz Carlton, in 2009 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'Jogja Art Fair\' #2, at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, in 2009 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'We’re Millionaire\', at AOD Art Space, in 2009 Jakarta, Indonesia
\'In Rainbow\', at Esa Sampoerna Art House, in 2009 Surabaya, Indonesia
\'Guru Oemar Bakrie\',at  Jogja Gallery, in 2009 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'STREET – NOISE\' at Semarang Gallery, in 2009 Semarang, Indonesia
\'Fresh 4 You\', Jogja Gallery, in 2009 Jogjakarta, Indonesia
\'Jogja Art Fair\' (JAF), at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, in 2008 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
\'LoroBlonyoKontemporer\', at Oei Hong Djien, in 2008 Magelang, Indonesia
\'69 Sexy Nian\', at OHD anniversaryJogja Gallery, in 2008 Jogjakarta, Indonesia
\'Komedi Putar\', at Jogja Gallery, in 2008 Jogjakarta, Indonesia