Nana Tedja

I was born in Yogyakarta in 1971 to a Javanese aristocratic family. Growing up, I had a lot of strict rules and don’t fit in naturally. I want to be myself – Be a free woman. And that translates into my painting. It wasn’t easy being a female artist, as my family was opposed to the idea. I struggled and thrived to achieve all my accomplishments today.In my works, I use the technique of layering paint multiple times, so that there will be a lot of colours and layers. You will see thick texture because there are 4 to 8 color layers.I enjoyed experimenting with colours, ignoring “Nirmana”, the rule of combing colors when I studied art at Indonesia Institute of Art Yogyakarta (ISI) Postgraduate Program, Fine Art Department. I combined different colours – blue with yellow, green with orange, and even the forbidden colour pairing, combining green with blue, arranging them side by side.I derived immense happiness, seeing the colours and shapes of objects coming together in my paintings.I honed my skills at the tender age of 5 and strived for improvement. I paint using a palette knife, roller, brush, small paint tube to make lines, and many other traditional tools. I also enjoy making sculptures from resin and bronze. I don’t care about others’ opinions about my work… yet I find great satisfaction and happiness when others find joy in my works.In the future, I will keep on doing fine art and develop it according to my mood. I regularly participated in painting exhibitions with several galleries since 1996, both in groups and solo. In addition to selling my work domestically, I also sell my work to several countries in Europe, the US, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia. I often try to leave messages about many things in my work.

More About Nana Tedja

Solo Exhibition
– 2022 Sun Rise gallery, farmount hotel Jakarta (oktober)
– 2022 UNESCO Paris (tentatif, June)
– 2022 Gallery 1819 Singapore
– 2018 Art 1 New Museum, Gallery Art 1, Jakarta (tumbuh akar)

Selected Group Exhibition
– 2022 National Gallery Singapore (auction and charity by ARTSY)
– 2021 Artmoment Jakarta, represented by Art 1 New Museum, Gallery Art 1, Jakarta
– 2021 Jakarta Art Biennale, represented by Art 1 New Museum, Jakarta
– 2020 Art Jakarta, represented by Art Xchange Gallery Singapore/Jakarta
– 2020 Ray of Hope, Asosiasi Galeri Seni Rupa Indonesia, represented by Art 1 Gallery Jakarta
– 2020 Fractal Memoiries, Art 1 Gallery Jakarta