15 January - 15 February 2016
Solo Exhibition
Dedy Shofianto

In this exhibition,REDBASE FOUNDATION is also presenting the Artworks of DEDY SHOFIANTO, an
Indonesian young emerging artist who works with wood materials, turns it into
kinetic art. The series that will be exhibited is entitled "EVOLUTION". The
kinetic wood structures he made are depicting Rhinoceros Beetle's shapes with
deformation that symbolizing spirit of life. The inspiration came from his
childhood memories when he used to play the Rhinoceros Beetle together with his
friends, but unfortunately is harder to find nowadays due to the loss of its
habitat caused by urban developments.

Dedy's three-dimensional artworks in the form of Rhinoceros Beetle has combined science,
technology, mechanics, and aesthetics value. The shapes of beetle's horn was combined
with mechanical machines shapes such as gears, piston, bolts, and others,
creating new image of the evoluted beetle without loosing its character. There
are seven artworks that will be exhibited and all are made of wood, yet still
considering the strength, load and balance.

DEDY SHOFIANTO (1991, Jambi) has graduated from Indonesian Institute of The Arts, Yogyakarta (ISI
Yogyakarta) in 2015, majoring in craft studies. He has been actively exhibited
his artworks in Yogyakarta since 2012 and been awarded as the best artwork in
2012 and 2013 Dies Natalis ISI Yogyakarta.