Bambang Pramudiyanto

Born in Klaten, 10 September 1965. He took formal education in the arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, ISI Yogyakarta (1984-1989). In 1995, Pramudiyanto was selected in the Five Best Works of the Philip Morris Art Awards painting competition in Jakarta. In 1996, he joined the Jakarta X Biennale at Taman Ismail Marzuki Jakarta. Philip Morris Art Awards Finalist Exhibition (1995, 1996, 1997. In 2003, he participated in the CP Open Biennale exhibition at the Jakarta National Gallery and had the opportunity to travel to galleries in the United States and Canada and attend the Art Fair in Singapore. Pramudiyanto in working to provide new values ​​with another perspective on old values ​​in a new civilization that continues to develop, he always provides opportunities for exploration of thought to break through all aspects of life.In his works, Pramudiyanto does not like stagnation, but instead emphasizes deepening and settling. the preferred language is the object language which is a symbol or symbol to provide a wealth of interpretations that expand the meaning of the function as a narrative that bridges the realization of ideas.His solo exhibition titled "Cars" at Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta in 2001 and at Bentara Budaya Jakarta in 2003 quite struck the art world in the motherland with ideas and original discourse. Bambang Pramudiyanto likes to paint light reflections that fall on industrial objects and consumerism products that become icons of pop culture that live and develop in society. One of his favorites is car automotive products. In addition to car objects, watches, shoes, matches, and pens, which are considered a symbol of success, establishment, as well as a form of consumerism that is a demand for association and lifestyle in one's career and life ... Bambang Pramudiyanto is more popular with the nickname Benk, and characteristics in his work always write signatures with the initials "B3NK". It is said that the signature was inspired by license plates of the official car owned by Foreign Minister Mochtar Kusuma Atmaja, the first person to buy his paintings in 1988 during the Yogyakarta Art Festival.