GABRIEL ARIES SETIADI
Jakarta-born, Bandung-based Gabriel Aries Setiadi graduated from the Bandung Institute of Technology in 2008 with a degree majoring in sculpture. His work has since been showcased in various events and exhibitions throughout Indonesia and beyond such as Bazaar Art at Pacific Place Jakarta (2010), Asumu Gallery Tokyo (2008), and most recently The National Gallery of Indonesia (2014).
Finalist of the 2015 GudamGaram International Art Award, Gabriel’s works are primarily centered around portraying spiritual themes through the use of abstract stone installations. Combining the use of stone with a variety of mediums such as water, light and sand; his sculptures invoke an air of serenity and calmness much akin to the Zen gardens of Japan, while also providing a refreshing interpretation of concepts such as prayer and time..