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Yurnalis Bes

Yurnalis Bes

In his paintings, Bes often depicts his subconscious mind in dreams and an ideal imagination of nature and mother earth. This concept is visualized in his painting Preserve the Earth. This painting’s message is to remind society to constantly preserve earth. Today, global warming has reached an all time high due to things such as deforestation and industrialization, which is a concept Bes is passionate about. In the painting, the braziers are a representation of forest fires, and the child clasping onto the globe represents the next generation to come.

Bes ideally takes approximately a week to 2 months to complete a painting. His inspiration sprouts from National Geographic magazines, and painter Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 – 1972), one of the most famous graphic artists known for his construction of his Ascending, Descending, Relativity, and Transformation lithographic prints. Surrealist movement leader, Salvador Dali (1939 – 1989) was also a source of influence for his own works. Ultimately, Bes is interested and passionate in exploring the concept of construction and color from both very respected artists of their time.

Bes’ paintings revolve around is daily experiences in life when he still lived in his hometown of Sumatra. The majority of his work explores the architecture and modernity of Indonesia while contrasting with the history and village life of Yogyakarta. Bes has recently joined SAKATO – a Sumatran artist community in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Yurnalis Bes

Born: Kumpulan (Bonjol), 17 July 1974

Originally from Sumatera, and based in Yogyakarta Indonesia, Yurnalis Bes is a painter who graduated from the Indonesian Art Institute Yogyakarta. Bes’ painting style is decorative surrealism using vibrant colours.

In his paintings, Bes often depicts his subconscious mind in dreams and an ideal imagination of nature and mother earth. This concept is visualized in his painting Preserve the Earth. This painting’s message is to remind society to constantly preserve earth. Today, global warming has reached an all time high due to things such as deforestation and industrialization, which is a concept Bes is passionate about. In the painting, the braziers are a representation of forest fires, and the child clasping onto the globe represents the next generation to come.

Bes ideally takes approximately a week to 2 months to complete a painting. His inspiration sprouts from National Geographic magazines, and painter Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 – 1972), one of the most famous graphic artists known for his construction of his Ascending, Descending, Relativity, and Transformation lithographic prints. Surrealist movement leader, Salvador Dali (1939 – 1989) was also a source of influence for his own works. Ultimately, Bes is interested and passionate in exploring the concept of construction and color from both very respected artists of their time.

Bes’ paintings revolve around is daily experiences in life when he still lived in his hometown of Sumatra. The majority of his work explores the architecture and modernity of Indonesia while contrasting with the history and village life of Yogyakarta. Bes has recently joined SAKATO – a Sumatran artist community in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Exhibitions

2017 BAKABA #6 Sakato Community, Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2016 BAKABA #5 Sakato Community, Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2015 BAKABA #4 Sakato Community, Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2014 BAKABA #3 Sakato Community, Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2013 BAKABA #2 Sakato Community, Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2012 BAKABA #1 Sakato Community, Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Awards

2009 Finalist Indonesia Art Award
2000 Indonesia Art Award VII, Yayasan Seni Rupa Indonesia & Philip Morris Indonesia

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