Indonesian, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active in Yogyakarta (Java), Indonesia.
Born 1960, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Performance artist. Mixed media, multimedia.
Heri Dono’s early works, especially those done while studying at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta (1980–1987), show the influence of Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro. Dono was particularly inspired by Picasso’s and Miro’s use of folk forms and began to examine closely Indonesian folk art. Immediately after completing his formal art education, he became an apprentice of the local traditional artist Sigit Sukasman, who taught him the art of ...