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Dani King Heriyanto

Dani King Heriyanto


Graduating from the Indonesian Institute of Art in Yogyakarta, Dani King Heriyanto embarked on a dedicated career as a full-time artist in 2008. His vibrant and life-affirming artworks seamlessly blend pop-art motifs, nostalgia, power, hope, and profound explorations of the mental psyche. In these original paintings, Heriyanto orchestrates a celebration of the human spirit, tapping into the innocence and unbridled joy inherent in a child's desires.

His story-driven paintings emphasize the freedom to dream. Through his art, he underlines the formative influence of these dreams on individuals as they navigate the intricate journey into adulthood. Acting as a visual diary, his paintings chronicle the evolution of dreams and desires, shaping the unique narratives that ultimately define each person's identity. His art serves as a profound testament to the enduring ability to dream, inspiring not only a more beautiful and colorful future for individuals but also leaving a lasting impact on generations to come.

His original works have been exhibited in galleries and public spaces throughout Asia, Europe, and the USA, inlcuding solo shows in Singapore and London.

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Born in Sumedang, West Java, in 1980, Dani King Heriyanto embarked on his artistic journey that has since evolved into a captivating exploration of vibrant visions and creative expressions. A graduate of the Indonesian Institute of Art in Yogyakarta, Heriyanto earned his degree in Fine Arts in 2008.

Currently residing in the heart of Indonesian art and culture, Yogyakarta, Heriyanto has dedicated himself to a full-time career as a painter since his graduation, immersing himself in the dynamic world of artistic creation.

"The creative process is essential for artists, and adaptation is a must to avoid species extinction."

Heriyanto's paintings delve into the realm of childhood desires, envisioning a world adorned with joy, excitement, and happy fantasies. This collection showcases a rich tapestry of contrasting and bold color combinations, representing an innovative exploration that poses a personal aesthetic challenge for the artist.

Reflecting on the universal experience of childhood, Heriyanto emphasizes the profound impact of the freedom to dream on shaping individual identities. Even in the present, he believes in the enduring power of dreams to inspire the creation of a better, more beautiful, colorful, and ideal future for both current and forthcoming generations.

Dani King Heriyanto's work not only captures the essence of his artistic evolution but also serves as an invitation for viewers to embark on a journey of imagination, nostalgia, and the limitless possibilities of the creative spirit.
Born in Sumedang, West Java, in 1980, Dani King Heriyanto embarked on his artistic journey that has since evolved into a captivating exploration of vibrant visions and creative expressions. A graduate of the Indonesian Institute of Art in Yogyakarta, Heriyanto earned his degree in Fine Arts in 2008.

Currently residing in the heart of Indonesian art and culture, Yogyakarta, Heriyanto has dedicated himself to a full-time career as a painter since his graduation, immersing himself in the dynamic world of artistic creation.

"The creative process is essential for artists, and adaptation is a must to avoid species extinction."

Heriyanto's paintings delve into the realm of childhood desires, envisioning a world adorned with joy, excitement, and happy fantasies. This collection showcases a rich tapestry of contrasting and bold color combinations, representing an innovative exploration that poses a personal aesthetic challenge for the artist.

Reflecting on the universal experience of childhood, Heriyanto emphasizes the profound impact of the freedom to dream on shaping individual identities. Even in the present, he believes in the enduring power of dreams to inspire the creation of a better, more beautiful, colorful, and ideal future for both current and forthcoming generations.

Dani King Heriyanto's work not only captures the essence of his artistic evolution but also serves as an invitation for viewers to embark on a journey of imagination, nostalgia, and the limitless possibilities of the creative spirit.
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2023 Welcome To Earth, Mjk + Therah Gallery London
2011 Rise Up, Artfront Gallery, Singapore
2008 Hasrat Hedonisme, Isi Yogyakarta

 
EXHIBITIONS
2023 Artjakarta Scene – Mdtl - Jakarta
Golden Goal Mjk Artspace, Jogja Gallery - Yogyakarta
 Group Exhibition Lastcall, Kandang Mjk - Yogyakarta
 Solo Exhibition – Welcome To Earth
 Group Exhibition Marx, Mariott Hotel
 Group Exhibition-Wiwitan Poso Kapolda Yogyakarta
 Group Exhibition Check In Room. Yogyakarta International Airport
2022 Artscene Mjk – Artjakarta – Senayan Jakarta
 Pameran ‗Buka Pintu‘ - Kandang Mjk - Yogyakarta
 Plaza Indonesia - Talenta Organizer
 Nglinting Dewe – Taru Martani - Yogyakarta
2021 Hero -, Yia (Yogyakarta International Airport)
 Cuci Otak – Kandang Mjk
Move On Barengan Malam Jumat Kliwon, Yia (Yogyakarta International Airport)
2020 Virtual Exh - Sisi Kanan Mjk Quarantine Galeria, Chille
 Sisi Kanan Mjk, Kandang Mjk. Yogyakarta
Virtual Exh, 200 $ Gallery
Virtual Exh - Covid Affect Art
Virtual Exh - Amal Covid 19 - Nalarupa, Ruang Dalam, Lesbumi
2019 Bagimu Negri, Senayan, Dpr Ri
Imajining Maestro
80 Nan Ampuh, Mdtl Yogyakarta
Tutur Mjk - Mjk Art Community - Kandang Mjk
2018 Tandang-Kandang - Mjk, Kandang Mjk
 Kamabang-Kamaphetak, Mjk. Bentara Budaya Bali
Sintesis –Mjk -,Art Serpong, Breeze, Tangerang
Mother And Child #2 Nadine, Malaysia
Kepak – Kepak Sayap, Komunitas Pecinta Unggas-Tby
2017 Tulang Rusuk - Mjk Art Community,Bentara Budaya Jakarta
Jakarta Art Bazart, Ritz Carlton-Jakarta
Putih & Hitam –Mjk Art Community-Syang Artspace Magelang
Affordable Hongkong, Artfront Gallery
Singapore Artstage, Artfront Gallery
2016 Jakarta Art Bazart, Art Front Gallery
 Transfer Window-Mjk Ruang Dalam- Yogyakarta
 Season #6- Indie Art Space Mjk –Yogyakarta

AWARDS
Finalist of Jakarta Art Award, Jakarta NAS
Finalist of The Suara Merdeka newspaper painting competition, Semarang
Finalist of The Power of Dream, Tujuh Bintang Art Award 2009, Yogyakarta
Polygon bicycle design nominee 2007, Jakarta
20 nominees for the Batang Central Java Mural Painting 2006

PUBLICATIONS
2013 Art: Art Magazine Singapore “Dani King Heriyanto” Issue #14 December 2013
Asian Art News Magazine Hongkong “Dani Heriyanto” Volume 23 Nov/Dec 2013 By Ian Findlay