PRIMAE NOCTIS
PRIMAE NOCTIS
Besta  Bestrizal

Besta Bestrizal

born in 1973 in Padang (Indonesia)

Born in 1973, Padang, Indonesia Living and working in Yogyakarta

 

Besta Bestrizal is an Indonesian artist working mainly with the painting. His works revolve around the themes of humanity, science and art. Bestrizal’s photo-realist approach is grounded in photography where he constructs scenarios that are then processed as digital images that are later manipulated and embellished with elements that enable the artist to further present his moral and personal message. 

His works display a mastery of charcoal as a medium, used in a remarkable scale on canvas, with a symbolic, haunting, joyful, mysterious subject matter that can lead to many discoveries. 

In some of his paintings, Bestrizal uses splashes of colour coming from flora and fauna: 

‘This is an applied metaphor in which I address our contrasting relationship with nature. We are all different, and with our differences, we co-exist interdependently in equilibrium’, the artist explains.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020: Besta Bestrizal. Seeing The Unseen, Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland

2019: Mother Nature, Art Porters Gallery, Singapore

2013: Hopes and Fears, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia

2011: Changes, Semarang Gallery, Jakarta Art District. Grand Indonesia, Jakarta

2009: Cybernetic Blues, CGartspace Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018: Indonesian Identities, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy

2015: [Belum Ada Judul] Pameran + Peluncuran Buku Enin Supriyanto, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2014: Shout! MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma Italy

2012: Drawing Exhibition “It’s Complicated”, Green Artspace, Jakarta, Indonesia

2011: Indonesia Art Motoring Exhibition, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta; Biennale Jakarta # 14, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta

2010: Almost White Cube, The 12th Anniversary of CGartspace, Jakarta; Percakapan Masa, Indonesia Nationall Gallery, Jakarta; Indonesia Art Award, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta 

Besta  Bestrizal - The Nameless

The Nameless

2022
Besta Bestrizal - The Nameless
2022 - Charcoal on Linen
Besta  Bestrizal - The Same Earth

The Same Earth

2021
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Besta Bestrizal - The Same Earth
2021 - Charcoal and acrylic on Linen - 150 × 150 × 4 cm
Besta  Bestrizal - Earth

Earth's Mirror

2021
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Besta Bestrizal - Earth's Mirror
2021 - Charcoal and acrylic on Linen - 150 × 150 × 4 cm
Besta  Bestrizal - Inside

Inside

2020
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Besta Bestrizal - Inside
2020 - Charcoal and acrylic on Linen - 100 × 100 cm
Besta  Bestrizal - Everyone thinks of changing the world

Everyone thinks of changing the world

2020
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Besta Bestrizal - Everyone thinks of changing the world
2020 - Charcoal and acrylic on Linen - 100 × 100 cm
Besta  Bestrizal - Evening Banquet

Evening Banquet

2020
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Besta Bestrizal - Evening Banquet
2020 - Charcoal and acrylic on Linen - 150 × 150 cm
Besta  Bestrizal - Depth

Depth

2020
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Besta Bestrizal - Depth
2020 - Charcoal and acrylic on Linen - 100 × 100 cm
Besta  Bestrizal - Nothing is insignificant

Nothing is insignificant

2019
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Besta Bestrizal - Nothing is insignificant
2019 - Charcoal and acrylic on canvas - 200 x 200 cm
Besta  Bestrizal - Move in silent

Move in silent

2019
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Besta Bestrizal - Move in silent
2019 - Charcoal and acrylic on canvas - 200 x 150 cm
Besta  Bestrizal - Nothing is insignificant

Nothing is insignificant

2019
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Besta Bestrizal - Nothing is insignificant
2019 - Charcoal and acrylic on Linen - 200 × 200 cm