Andy Dewantoro

As he explored the museums of Europe in 2006, Dewantoro witnessed great works from diverse eras, from classical to modern and contemporary.  He found that he was attracted to landscape paintings developed in nineteenth-century England, especially works by William Turner and John Constable. Since then Dewantoro began applying landscape painting as the frame to his art. Remembering his experience on seeing the painted English landscapes, he explained how his feeling about them heightened a sense of drama that was captivating, as he had initially thought that landscapes showed only natural beauty. But looking more closely inside those paintings he witnessed an almighty storm, a menacing winter sky and a natural disaster bringing down stone mountains. Through this drama Dewantoro came to a kind of religious experience.

Birth place:
Tanjung Karang, Sumatra, Indonesia

Past exhibitions