FEBRY SWANDITO

b. 1972 Jakarta, Indonesia

Febry Swandito is a self-taught painter who initially delved into realist styles but serendipitously found his way to becoming an abstract painter. During a difficult time in his life, he translated his frustration on to the canvas where he released all his energy and aggravation. Satisfied and shocked with the outcome, from then on he tried to unlock the mysteries of the subconscious mind by studying books about philosophy and the inner self, as well as taking to intellectuals, priests and monks. He realized that as he tried to dig deeper, his inner search became more intriguing and elusive.

Febry states that “abstract is abstract, where paintings have their own lives”. As there is no beginning or end, each creation is born as an expression from a journey to the inner self. He believes that when facing life’s daily problems, in simple occurrences we can find meaning and virtue.

His humble upbringings and basic primary education have not deterred Swandito from being creative or productive. On the contrary, he has found success: his paintings grace many hotel lobbies, corridors and collector’s homes. His latest creation is an impressive 40-meter long painting commissioned for the Gandaria Apartment Project in Jakarta. In this piece, the intense brushstrokes convey a colourful abstract landscape that reveals unexpected outbursts of emotion.

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY

2017
Art Jakarta, Art Xchange Gallery, The Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place, Jakarta

2015
Art Expo Malaysia Plus with Art Xchange Gallery, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Bazaar Art Jakarta with Art Xchange Gallery, Pacific Place, Jakarta
Artexpo New York with Art Xchange Gallery, Pier 94, New York
Asia Contemporary Art Show with Art Xchange Gallery, The Conrad, Hong Kong

2014
Art Expo Malaysia with Art Xchange Gallery at MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Bazaar Art Jakarta 2014 with Art Xchange Gallery at Pacific Place, Jakarta
Art Apart Fair with Art Xchange Gallery at PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore

2013
Affordable Art Fair (AAF) with Art Xchange Gallery at F1 Pit Building, Singapore
Art Expo Malaysia with Art Xchange Gallery at MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Asia Contemporary Art Show with Art Xchange Gallery at JW Marriott, Hong Kong
Group Exhibition “GadoGado” with Art Xchange Gallery at the Gallery @ Star Hill,Kuala Lumpur
Group Exhibition “Multeity in Unity” with Art Xchange Gallery at ION Art Gallery, Singapore

2012
Group Exhibition “UneARTh Asia” with Art Xchange Gallery at Art Expo Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Spoon Art Fair HK12 with Art Xchange Gallery at Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong
Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair (AHAF HK12) with Art Xchange Gallery at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

2011
Group Exhibition “Seni (3) Zaman” with Art Xchange Gallery at Art Expo Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Group Exhibition “A Tribute to Salvador Dalí” at Art Xchange Gallery, Singapore
The Inaugural Opening Exhibition of Art Xchange Gallery “[dəˈv3:səti]”, Singapore
Group Exhibition “Origin of the World” at the Arts House (March 2011), Singapore

2005
Group Exhibition “Rgam Bias Tangerang”atPancaniti, Serang, Banten
Group Exhibition at Nikko Hotel, Jakarta

2003
Group Exhibition at BailaiBudayaTangerangInagural Exhibition

2001
Group Exhibition with FORPETA at PEMKOT Tangerang Building
Group Exhibition during the “JamboreNasional” event at PasarSeni Jaya Ancol

1999
Group Exhibition during the “JamboreNasional” event at PasarSeni Jaya Ancol