March 28, 2017

Born in 1960 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Heri Dono’s figurative paintings give a complicated picture of Indonesian society and politics that is intertwined with larger international issues and concerns. Having grown up in a tumultuous period of Indonesian history, he often confronts violence and social turmoil in his work, as well as Western culture as it is viewed in his country. After leaving art school, he began studying shadow puppetry, incorporating puppets in his installations and drawings to probe darker elements of human experience.

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