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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ady Sutarmo, a self-taught artist was born in 1953 in Denpasar, Bali. As young as 5 years old, he displayed his early artistic traits with his constant doodles, keen interest in drawings, and his ability to identify various types of paint and canvas. He began to seriously cultivate his passion for art in 1972 when he left for Solo and Jogjakarta to learn more about the techniques in painting from Bapak Affandi, an art maestro. He then proceeded to consult with Bapak Hendra, another reputable artist in Bandung in 1975. Ady is the protégé of the renowned Bapak Dullah (a Palace artist during the reign of President Sukarno) who mentored him for twelve years until his passing. In 1979, he had the opportunity to exhibit with Bapak Dullah in Aldiron Plaza Jakarta which was opened by the then Vice President of Indonesia, Adam Malik. In 1980, he held an exhibition in Gelanggang Remaja, Denpasar, Bali and in Monumen Pers, Solo in 1981.
In 1985, Ady founded the Sanggar Kamboja (Sanggar is a community of artists) in Art Centre, Bali together with his fellow artists. This community consisted of several artists from Bali, Surabaya and Jakarta. Currently, Ady spends his time nurturing the artistic talents of young children and students in the Sanggar Ady which was established on 25 January 2004 in Denpasar, Bali. This community has since generated many talented artists who actively participate in art exhibitions and competitions every year.
Ady Sutarmo has exhibited his works extensively throughout Indonesia, major cities in Germany, Singapore and Australia.