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 - Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

Besta Bestrizal - Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy
2019 - Charcoal and acrylic on canvas - 200 x 200 cm
Besta  Bestrizal - Moving in silent

Moving in silent

Besta Bestrizal - Moving in silent
2019 - Charcoal and acrylic on canvas - 200 x 150 cm