ArtMalaysia Art Tourism Fair (AATF 2014)

Dirot Kadivah

Born in Indramayu, Indonesia on the 21st February 1972, the fourth from five brothers from a fisherman father. He was raised in a fishermen’s  village at Pantura sea, story of fisherman’s life has influenced him from when he was childhood. In 1992 Dirot went to Bali and learned painting with influenced by a renowned realist painter Soedarso, and famous painter Affandi. Dirot lived in Bali to dig up the science about modern painting by himself and started to find his own signature style, his own “...goresan dan bentuk ucap..”.  In 1996 Dirot returned home to Indramayu and started to analyzed about social environment, culture, especially fisherman’s life, beside his own hobby to catch fish. The story about fisherman became unforgettable to his memory.

In 2000 Dirot moved to Jakarta and begun to paint around the life of fisherman within outside and inside his spirit.

He has exhibited his works in over 30 painting exhibitions and has done 9 Solo Exhibitions from 2004 – 2014.

In 2008 his paintings were exhibited in Gallery Nasional Jakarta.

In 2009 he was the only artist who exhibited his paintings at the World Ocean Conference, Manado, North Sulawesi.

Dirot’s work at Gili Fine Art at Oasis Square, Ara Damansara will be featuring his paintings from 2010 – 2013