Srisasanti Syndicate was established by ST. Eddy Prakoso, a person who has been developing an idealist mission (“Initiate Global Appreciation”) in the presentation of young and talented artists of the Indonesian fine art scene. In a contract period of five years of the art management program, Srisasanti guides its artists to not only present their piece in form of a solo or joint exhibition. But it also urges them to be actively involved in various competitions, striving to help the artists in finding ways to participate in various international art fairs and biennales. Furthermore, Srisasanti also encourages the artists to join residency programs abroad, as stated in the company profile that Srisasanti Syndicate was established in order to support professional young artists in developing their professional careers and getting a decent position in both,
Indonesia and global art scene.
A number of artists are represented by Srisasanti, and Bob Yudhita Agung, Devald Manullang, and Suroso are some names among them. It seems hardly possible if you do not know Bob Yudhita Agung, or is better known as Bob Sick. The artist whose body is covered in tattoos, including his face, is known as a spontaneous and comical figure. The ideas he expresses on his paintings are often derived from his surroundings, what he sees, and what he experiences, from children toys to subjects that are being talked by people as well.
Devald Nimrod Manullang is a son of an important Indonesian contemporary artist, Ronald Manullang. He followed his father’s footsteps on visual creation field by learning graphic design. However, since graduated from college, he has found his feet in fine arts instead. He has been participating in several joint exhibitions including an exhibition in National Gallery of Indonesia, Jogja National Museum, and UOB Painting Award competition in 2014 which helped boost his name to fame since he won an award.
Suroso, or Isur, also continued his study in ISI Yogyakarta after finishing Korean Language program at Faculty of Cultural Science in UGM. His works have been displayed in a solo exhibition in Bazaar Art Jakarta 2011. Throughout his career, he has achieved a plenty of honors, including the main prize of UOB Painting of the Year in 2013 and Asian Prize in Beppu Biennale, Japan.
Clockwise (from left): Mooi Indie by suroso isur; Indonesian Artist Studio #2 by suroso isur; Untitled by Devald Manullang.