RM Soni Irawan

R M. Soni Irawan, Ssn.  

Born January 15, 1975, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

Education                 

Visual Art Faculty, Fine Art Department, Printmaking, Indonesian Art Institute, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015

“Psychedelic Jungle”, Samai, 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

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

“ART|JOG|10 – Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, 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

“ART|JOG|9 – Universal Influence”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2015

Commision Work on Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

“Galactic Highway”, Duo Exhibition, Vallette Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Bazaart Art Fair”, Ritz Carlton Ballroom, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Polychromatics", Drawing Exhibition, Green Host, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Yogya Open Studio”, Grafis Minggiran, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

“Villette Street Festival”, Parc de La Villette, Paris, France

“Disinterested”, Phillo Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia

2014

“New Underground; Indonesia Contemporary”, Mifa Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

“Iconoclast”, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

ART|JOG|14 - Legacies of Power”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2013

“Interieur Rue”, Wallworks Gallery, Paris, France

“Homoludens 3”, Emmitan Ca Gallery, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

ART|JOG|13 - Maritim Culture”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Fund Raising Steak Daging Kacang Ijo”, MDTL, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“P(L)E(I)Sure Principle”, Dna Projects, Sydney, Australia

 

Awards

2001

Finalist, Phillip Morris ASEAN Art Award

Best 5, Phillip Morris Indonesian Art Award

1998

Best Graphis “Refleksizaman”

 

Life Must Grow

250 x 250 x 10 cm | 1 electric guitar and 23 electric guitar necks

2017

Concept

This artwork depicts the process of maturity. The shape of a guitar with many branches, is like a tree that grows bigger, or a deer horn that gets stronger. For me, life is like playing a guitar. I think, a good guitarist is one that can balance skill and soul, or logic and feelings. The more time were spent to playing, the better the skill and soul we had.

It is the same as life. If every problem is solved using logic and feelings in balance, wisdom will grow.

 

Karya ini menggambarkan proses pendewasaan. Bentuk gitar dengan banyak cabang, adalah seperti sebuah pohon yang bertambah besar, atau seekor rusa bertanduk yang bertambah kuat. Bagi saya, hidup ini seperti bermain guitar. Menurut saya, seorang gitaris yang baik adalah gitaris yang mampu menyeimbangkan antara kemampuan dan penjiwaan, atau logika dan perasaan. Semakin banyak waktu yang dihabiskan untuk memainkan gitar, kemampuan dan penjiwaan kita akan semakin meningkat.

Begitu pula dengan hidup. Jika setiap masalah kita selesaikan dengan logika dan feeling yang seimbang, kebijakan akan tumbuh.