Artist : Srihadi Sudarsono

Srihadi Sudarsono was born in Solo, in 1960. He began making the various experiments using colours and pieces of paper. The experiment, finally arrived at thw lyrical abstraction which became his strong identification. In 1970, Srihadi reached the peak of the aesthetic exploration, when the expressionism entered the Horizon period with the image of the extended field of colours. The experiment with such image might be influenced by the colour field painting when he was studying in the United States. In 1962, Srihadi got his Master of Arts, at the Ohio State University in the United States. From 1979 to 1980, Srihadi got the scholarship from the Fulbright Hays to study at the Ohio State University in the United States. In the world of the art of painting, he made the experiment on the figure abstraction of the nature to get the contemplative feeling through the wide stroke of clear colours. His spiritual values came from his experience with the philosophy of Zan Budhism. 21 This painter got many national as well as international awards. In 1971, he got Anugerah Seni ( the Art Award ) from the government of Indonesia. In 1973, he got the Cultural Award from Australia. In 1978 and 1987 he got Penghargaan Lukisan Terbaik ( the Best Painting Awards ) at Pameran Biennale Dewan Kesenian Jakarta ( the Biennale Exhibition at the Jakarta Art Council ). In 1985, he got the award of Silver Prize, in Seoul International Art Competition.