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Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo (b. 1978, Bandung, Indonesia) is an artist based in Bandung, Indonesia who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Painting from Bandung Institute of Technology (2001) and a Master’s in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (2005). Sunaryo is interested in the utilization of resin as a medium that captures minerals, pigments, and other particles in various states of flux within a sense of stasis. Working initially with more industrial pigments, he has more recently worked with volcanic ash, perishable food ingredients, as well as crude palm oil and converted them into his own distinctive pigments.
Sunaryo’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in Southeast Asia, Europe, the UK, and USA, including No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia (2014) at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA. Selected solo exhibitions include Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo: New Paintings (2021) at Art Basel OVR: Portals presentation by ROH Projects; ARGO (2019) at Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK; after taste (2017) at Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia; Silent Salvo (2015) at ARNDT Gallery, Berlin, Germany; and group shows include External Entrails (2022) at Silverlens New York, New York, USA; IRL (2020) at Art Basel OVR: 2020; Ripples: Continuity in Indonesian Contemporary Art (2019) at Taipei Dangdai, Taiwan; These Painter’s Painters (2018) at ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia; iris (2018) at Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines; ω (2017) at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong; Biennale Jogja XIV: Age of Hope (2017) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Constituent Concreteness (2017) at Mizuma Gallery, Singapore; Lines of Flight (2017) at Gallery Exit, Hong Kong; Lompat Pagar/Crossing Borders (2015) at National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia; Marcel Duchamp in Southeast Asia (2012), Equator Art Project, Gillman Barracks, Singapore; and Manifesto (2008), National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. Sunaryo was nominated as a Finalist for Best Emerging Artist using Painting by the Prudential Eye Awards in 2015; and a Finalist in the Sovereign Asia Art Prize in 2010.