Indonesian artist Sugiyo Dwiarso was born in 1968 in Magelang, Central Java, and graduated from Indonesia Institute of Art, Yogyarkarta, in 1997. In 2005, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, held a joint exhibition “Paradoks Batas” featuring Sugiyo Dwiarso and Sigit Santoso’s works, including oil and acrylic paintings by the former. Executed with a mastery of realistic technique, Sugiyo’s works are composed of visuals signs created by forms of body gestures, human hands, wings, lotus and rocks. Through his canvases, the artist expresses his personal thoughts and questions the contemporary society. His group shows include 2004 “Equatorial Heat”, Sichuan Museum (collaboration with Edwin Gallery), China; 2006 “Finalist of Sovereign Asia”, Art Award, Hong Kong; 2007 “Indonesian Contemporary”, 1918 Art Space, Shanghai, China; 2008 “Age-New Blending: New Generation Chinese & Indonesian Artists Exchange”, New Age Gallery, Beijing, China; 2008 “Manifesto”, Galerie Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta.