Soni Irawan

SONI IRAWAN

Born:
Yogyakarta, 15 January 1975

Education:
Visual Art Faculty, Fine Art Department, Printmaking, Indonesian Art Institute Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

As an artist with a formal art education and as a musician, (he was one of the founders of Yogyakarta experimental band Seek Six Sick), Soni Irawan has different approach to create his artworks.

His art is greatly influenced by the spirit and energy of rock music, but also his printmaking background, especially in the creation of woodcut prints. His paintings on canvas or wood pieces are filled with spontaneous brush strokes and have sketchy street-art appearance. The subject matters are however largely personal, revolve around his family, his social environment and an effort to capture the spirit of human survival in everyday life.

Rather than painting a depth impression of gradual colour changes or shadows, he uses main and unmixed colours for his objects, that are laid over each other in a free composition. The roughness of the lines of these subjects and forms are inherent to his expressive primitivism woodcut prints. Unlike the relatively more free handpainting, and inherent to the process of the making of woodcut prints, the artist needs not only to think about the image but also how to build up the image using the different wood carved blocks for different colouring etc to achieve the images as an artwork entity.

 

Solo Exhibition

2017
“Nothing Perfect Noise”, D’Gallerie, Jakarta, Indonesia
“From Zero To Zorro”, Wallworks Gallerie, Paris, France

2015
“Psychedelic Jungle”, Lasaai, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2012
“Mellow Yellow”, Kendra Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

2011
“You and Me and Everyone We Know”, Vivi Yip Art Room, Jakarta, Indonesia

2010
"Ode to Permata Unguku", Semarang Gallery, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Group Exhibition

2018
"Java Art Energy", Institut des Culture d'Islam, Paris, France
ART JAKARTA, with Column Gallery (Korea), Ritz Carlton, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Enlightment” ARTJOG XI, Jogja National Museum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Pick Season”, Simply Life with Bazaar Art, Hotel Melia Purosani, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Indonesia Connecting The World”, Spring meeting IMF-WBG, World Bank Headquarter, Washington DC

2017
Estrellas, Art Serpong, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art Stage Jakarta, Sheraton Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Off The Wall”, Allcaps Gallery, Gandaria City, Jakarta, Indonesia
Pekan Seni Grafis Yogyakarta, Jogja National Museum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Changing Perspective”, ArtJog X, Jogja National Museum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Bright Side”, Natan Art Space, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Faces Of Life”, Artsphere, Artotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
“ART STAGE Singapore”,Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2016
“DUPLEX”, Natan Art Space, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Bazaar Art Fair, Ritz Carlton Ballroom, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Off The Wall”, D Gallerie, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Universal Influence”, ArtJog 9, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2015
Commision work, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
“Galactic Highway”, duo exhibition, Vallette Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bazaar art fair, Ritz Carlton Ballroom, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Polychromatics", drawing exhibition, Green Host, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yogyakarta Open Studio (YOS), GrafisMinggiran, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Villette Street Festival”, Parc de la Villette, Paris, France
“DISINTERESTED”, Phillo Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia

2014
“ICONOCLAST”, Langgeng Art Gallery, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

2013
“INTERIEUR RUE”, Wallworks Gallery, Paris, France
“HOMOLUDENS 3”, Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
“Maritim Culture”, ArtJog 13, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fund raising Steak Daging Kacang Ijo, MDTL, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“P(L)E(I)SURE PRINCIPLE”, DNA Projects, Sydney, Australia

2012
“Romancing Indonesia”, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London, UK
“HOMOLUDENS 2”, Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
ArtJog XI”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"La La Land”, One East Asia Artspace, Singapore
"Jogja Agropop”, Langgeng Gallery, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2011
"Finding Me”, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
"Indonesia’s Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragon” Development of Modern and Contemporary Indonesian Art, Artspace Galleries, Mayfair, London, UK
"Humanimal”, Drawing Exhibition, Sangam House, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
"Locality and Universality”, MAPKL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"Locality and Universality”, Chandan Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"Homo Luden”, Emitan CA Gallery, Surabaya Indonesia
"Kendra’s 3rd Anniversary”, Kendra Gallery ,Bali, Indonesia
“ArtJog XI”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Wallworks inaguration”, Wallworks Gallery, Paris, France
“Closing The Gap”, MIFA Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2010
"Wall Street Art", Salihara Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Spacing Contemporary" ARTJOG, Taman Budaya Yogya, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Being Artpreneurship”. Ciputra Art Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Dua Kota Dua Cerita", Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia

2009
Biennale Jogja “Jogja Jamming”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Malaysia Art Expo”, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Bazaar Art Fair”, Ritz Carlton, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Jogja Art Fair” #2, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Fundrising Online IVAA archive aid 2009”, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“We’re Millionaire”, AOD Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
“In Rainbow”, Esa Sampoerna Art House, Surabaya, Indonesia
“Guru Oemar Bakrie”, Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“HYBRIDIZATION”, North Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
“STREET – NOISE”, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
“Fresh 4 You”, Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2008
“ Jogja Art Fair” (JAF), Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Loro Blonyo Kontemporer”, Oei Hong Djien, Magelang, Indonesia
“Urban Art Fest” Mural Project, Kompas newspaper anniversary, Pantai Karnaval,Ancol, Jakarta, Indonesia
“69 Sexy Nian “, OHD anniversary Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Komedi Putar “, Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2006
“Fringers Art”, Toi Moi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2005
“Art For Aceh”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2004
“Neo Indies”, Kedai Kebun, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“GEDEBOOK!!!”, Kedai Kebun Forum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Mural Exhibition, Duke Distro & Clothing, Bali, Indonesia

2003
Biennale Yogyakarta VII “CountryBution”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Digital Art Exhibition, Gramedia Bookstore, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“NOBODY”, Mon Décor Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2002
“Age-hibition”, Edwin Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mural exhibition “Mural Sama-sama” (Apotik komik), Lempuyangan fly over, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian Graphis Exhibition “Eksplorasi Medium dan Gagasan”, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta, Indonesia
Asean Art Award exhibition, Bali, Indonesia
“Hitam Putih Rasa Strawbery”, Purna Budaya, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian Art Award exhibition, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Plus (+) Edisi Khusus”, Gelaran Budaya, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2001
Mural exhibition, Apotik Komik, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2000
Graphis exhibition “Kelompok Otak Berbenah”, Lembaga Indonesia Perancis, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis exhibition coloring etching with Red Point & Eva Pietzkers

1999
Indonesian Graphis Exhibition, Cipta Taman Ismail Mardjuki Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition Jogjakarta Art Festival (FKY), Benteng Vredeburg, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Sebaiknya Pameran “, Graphis Exhibition, ISI Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition FKI I , Benteng Vredeburg, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Sanggar Bidar Sriwijaya, Purna Budaya, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition Lustrum III ISI Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta & Bali, Indonesia
Printmaking exhibition Tiga Kota, Yogyakarta, Bandung & Jakarta, Indonesia
“Menjelang Millenium Ketiga, Menuju Indonesia Baru” Graphis Exhibition Bersama Alumnus ASRI, Natour Garuda Hotel, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

1998
Graphis Exhibition “ Refleksi Zaman”, Benteng Vredeburg, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Printmaking exhibition Alugraf with Red Point, ISI Etch Studio Jogjakarta, Indonesia

1997
Graphis Exhibition Jogjakarta Art Festival (FKY), Benteng Vredeburg, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Dies Natalis, ISI Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition Kelompok MISI Grafis 93, Galleria Mall, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition “Dialog Dua Kota”, Cipta Taman Ismail Mardjuki Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jogjakarta Art Festival (FKY), Bentang Vredeburg , Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition Student Visual Art with many artists from Australia, Indonesia
Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Dies Natalis, Sasana Ajiyasa ISI, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

1996
Multimedia Exhibition with Yogyakarta and Dutch artists, Cemeti, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

Commission Works

2018
Mural at GO-JEK Headquarter Office, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Life Must Grow”, guitar installation for Prambanan Jazz Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Table set design for Art Charity Jantung Sehat, Art Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

2017
Artotel Project – 8th floor, Artotel Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2016
Mural at IFI, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mural at Yello Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia

Awards

2001
Phillip Morris ASEAN Art Award finalist
Best Five Phillip Morris Indonesian Art Award

1998
Best Graphis “Refleksi Zaman”

Published

2012
“Jogja Agro Pop”, Langgeng Art Foundation

2011
“INDONESIAN EYE”, Contemporary Indonesian Art, Skira Publisher

Workshop

2017
Street art workshop for 3 days at La Lucciola Cultural Center, La Fere, France

2016
“Off The Wall”, Graffiti workshop at LycéeFrançais Louis-CharlesDamais, Jakarta
Stencils workshop at Tumbuh Primary School, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Shoes Painting workshop at Tumbuh Primary School, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2000
Coloring etching with Red Point & Eva Pietzkers