Samsul Arifin

Born March 5th, 1979, Malang, Indonesia

Education
2000-2007
The Faculty of Visual Arts, Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013
“The Pilgrim and The Pirate”, Nadi Galery, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
“From Education to Art World”, Semarang Galery, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

2011
“Goni’s Journey”, Semarang Galery, Scope Basel: International Contemporary Art Show, Kaserne Basel, Switzerland

2010
“The Maker”, Ark Galerie, Jakarta

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017
“ART|JOG|10: Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum,  Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Art Basel Hong Kong”, Nadi Gallery, Indonesia

2016
“ART Stage Jakarta”, Semarang Gallery, Indonesia
“ART|JOG|9 – Universal Influence”, Jogja National Museum,  Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Art Basel Hong Kong”, Nadi Gallery, Indonesia
“ART Stage Singapore”, Semarang Gallery, Indonesia

2015
“(...............) Belum Ada Judul”, and launching book “Sesudah  Aktivisme”, Sangkring Art Space Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”ART|JOG|8 - Infinity in Flux”, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“ART Stage Singapore”,Semarang Galery Indonesia

2014
“ART|JOG|14 - Commision Work: Legacies of Power”. Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“ART Stage Singapore”, Semarang Galery Indonesia

Awards
2003
The Best 7th Nomination, Pratisara Affandi Adhikarya, Indonesia

2001
The Best Glass, ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The Best Water Colour Painting, ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The Best Sketch, ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Restlessness of Staring at The Future

150 x 500 cm | Acrylic on canvas

2017

Concept

Seiring bergulirnya roda kehidupan, manusia semakin diliputi keresahan menghadapi masa depan. Kesulitan memeroleh lapangan pekerjaan dan besarnya kebutuhan hidup menjadi masalah yang jamak ditemui. Kecanggihan teknologi yang berdampak pada pola hidup praktis justru menimbulkan keresahan baru dan gangguan psikologis manusia. Tanpa disadari manusia sudah terlalu lelah dalam hiruk pikuk keduniawian yang semakin memenjarakan. Dunia menjadi satu-satunya keutamaan, tanpa menyadari esensi kehidupan, juga Sang Pencipta.

  

As the wheel of life rolls by, people are increasingly overcome by anxiety about facing the future. The difficulty in getting the job and the life necessity become a common problem. The advancement of technology, that affects the pattern of practical life, precisely causes a new anxiety and psychological disorder in people. Unconsciously, people have become too tired of the hustle and the bustle of life that increasingly imprison them. The world has become the only virtue, without realizing the essence of life, and The Maker.