Dedy Sufriadi (b. 1976) began his artistic journey in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1995. He received inevitable recognition with his radical and forceful works, eventually earning him many awards and acknowledgment for his unique expressive style and abstract execution. With strong compositions of entangled words and symbols, a unique hybrid artistic language is used by the artist to evolve his subject matter more freely. In 1998, he was honored as the Finalist in the Winsor & Newton Art Competition, and in 2000, he was presented the prestigious Philip Morris-Indonesia Art Awards.