born in 1973 in Padang (Indonesia)
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