Painting : The Ones Trying to Grow (Dede Eri Supria - 1992)

Title : "The Ones Trying to Grow"

Artist : Dede Eri Supria

Year : 1992

Oil on canvas.

Dimension : 140 x 140 cm.

The painting “Yang Berusaha Tumbuh” (1992) depicts a seedbed growing amidst concrete ruins
of a building. However, behind it all, it implies a struggle between strength and weakness, hope
and despair. With his characteristc visual language, Dede wishes that the growth of modernism does not disadvantage others. It is okay to seek progress, however, it should not ignore the weak or the marginal. This work, although light, contains a strong moral message.