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Budi Ubrux

Budi Ubrux

Born: 1968

Hometown: Indonesia

Based in: Indonesia

Budi Ubrux is an award winning Indonesian Master Artist. Ubrux’s paintings are alarming and haunting, yet aesthetic and alluring. His works are characterized by faceless mummified figures covered in newsprint, illustrating powerful satirical observations on topical social and political degeneration.
He vehemently opposes the ironic role of media in the disenfranchisement of individuals and feels a strong sense of disappointment in the prevalent ideologies. While media was historically supposed to serve as the "the eyes and ears of the people" with ethical integrity, today it has evolved into something the artist describes as "the ulcer of corruption". Exploring how reality is mediated and distorted by media, the artist wraps his subjects in newsprint entirely, referencing the way media wraps around human life. The viewers are intrigued by these figures and their realities that exist beyond the prints covering them.
The newsprints in the artist's works are executed in such intricate detail and texture that many viewers mistake his works for mixed media. While Ubrux is primarily a painter, he also applies this unique technique to statues, installations, and even vehicles.
Ubrux's works have held a special place in the hearts of many art collectors from all over the world. Prior to winning the Philip Morris Indonesian Art Award in 2000, Budi Ubrux was a billboard artist and painter based in Switzerland.

Solo Exhibitions
2017 INDONESIA, National Gallery of Indonesia, Indonesia
2012 Nggiring sapi neng PWI, Gedung PWI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2008
• Togetherness, Parco Sculpture Park, Delchianti, Italy
• Beyond the Headlines, iPreciation, Singapore

Group Exhibitions

2019 "If Walls Could Speak", MayianArt Show, ION Art Gallery, Singapore
2018 Jogja Contemporary Artist, Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia
2017 Indonesian Artists: Works in the Gallery, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore, Singapore
2016 Art: 1 Selected Contemporary Art, Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia
2015 Land Before Our Time: A Vernacular in Southeast Asian Art Making, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
2014
• Membaca Pager Piring: Mengenang Romo Mangun, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
• ARTJOG|14 – Legacies of Power, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2013
• ARTJOG|13 – Maritime Culture, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
• Batang Community Group Exhibition, Batang, Central Java, Indonesia
2012 Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
2011
• Closing the Gap, MIFA Melbourne, Australia
• Maximum City, Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia



Credentials

Exhibitions

"If Walls Could Speak", MayianArt Show, ION Art Gallery, Singapore

2019

Jogja Contemporary Artist, Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia

2018

INDONESIA, National Gallery of Indonesia, Indonesia

2017

Indonesian Artists: Works in the Gallery, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

2017

Art: 1 Selected Contemporary Art, Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia

2016

Land Before Our Time: A Vernacular in Southeast Asian Art Making, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

2015

Membaca Pager Piring: Mengenang Romo Mangun, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2014

• ARTJOG|14 – Legacies of Power, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2014

Batang Community Group Exhibition, Batang, Central Java, Indonesia

2013

• ARTJOG|13 – Maritime Culture, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2013

Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

2012

Nggiring sapi neng PWI, Gedung PWI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2012

Maximum City, Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia

2011

• Closing the Gap, MIFA Melbourne, Australia

2011

Beyond the Headlines, iPreciation, Singapore

2008

• Togetherness, Parco Sculpture Park, Delchianti, Italy

2008

Exhibitions

"If Walls Could Speak", MayianArt Show, ION Art Gallery, Singapore

2019

Jogja Contemporary Artist, Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia

2018

INDONESIA, National Gallery of Indonesia, Indonesia

2017

Indonesian Artists: Works in the Gallery, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

2017

Art: 1 Selected Contemporary Art, Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia

2016

Land Before Our Time: A Vernacular in Southeast Asian Art Making, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

2015

Membaca Pager Piring: Mengenang Romo Mangun, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2014

• ARTJOG|14 – Legacies of Power, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2014

Batang Community Group Exhibition, Batang, Central Java, Indonesia

2013

• ARTJOG|13 – Maritime Culture, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2013

Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

2012

Nggiring sapi neng PWI, Gedung PWI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2012

Maximum City, Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia

2011

• Closing the Gap, MIFA Melbourne, Australia

2011

Beyond the Headlines, iPreciation, Singapore

2008

• Togetherness, Parco Sculpture Park, Delchianti, Italy

2008

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