Dadi Setiadi


Dadi Setyadi (b. 1977) on October 21, in Tasikmalaya,West Java. I graduated in 2004, Indonesia Institute of Art. in my art,Ido notrestrictthe mediaforcreativeachievement,i make paintings, sculptutres, installation works and also art projects. I interest to fantasy,scince fiction, and also art culture. In 2004, i studied  the symbol of the Archipelago, -as Garuda from Java, Lembuswana from Borneo, and La Galigo from Sulawesi-through a project on Indonesian folklore called “Penelusuran Kisah Nuisantara”. This is when i discovered i felt a connection to this fantastical and mythical world. All these influences create a particular syncretism in my art by combining traditional local elements inspired from environment, full of living traditions, with modern and contemporary subjects.


My work concentrates on the universal language, based on Indonesian folklore (my research from 2000 to 2007), which combined with a similar story that I found in mythology, ontology, and the popular stories that exist in other countries. i try to combine many cultural source into new perspective to represent of Asiantrasures.. I chose this style to introduce the culture ofAsiaas great culture, which has the richness and diversity of the repertoire of local knowledge.In essence, the western and eastern cultures departed from the same origin, developed into a large and spawned a variety of differences.. From this difference we can learn from each other, complement each other, and eventually tapers at one point a universal human culture.

Image by Gyorgy Szemok

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