Aries B.M.

Aries BM began his process with ceramics as a medium at Institut Seni Indonesia or ISI (The Indonesian Institute of Art). He finished his master’s degree at ISI majoring in Ceramics Crafts in 2004. He has studied batik crafts at the same institute and finished his bachelor’s degree in 2001. He is currently active in creating artworks using ceramics as his main medium. Besides his active participation in several exhibitions and fine art activities mainly in Yogyakarta, Solo, and Surakarta, he is also one of the teaching staff in Ceramics division at ISI.

As we can see in his artworks, Aries has excellent skills in exploiting the unique characters of clay materials to create shapes that remind us of things from the nature. Monolithic shapes and complicated textures in various compositions were created to symbolize narrations on the relationship between humans and their natural surroundings including the spiritual aspects of it. His earlier works show shapes and textures resembling roots, plants, or reefs that seem to move and become aged. The monochromatic colours of brown consistently used are an inseparable aspect of ceramics or clay as a character, which makes it different from other media of expression, especially in artworks inspired by his interest in the plasticity quality of clay similar to vessel or pottery artworks. Aries BM’s artworks can still be read from this vessel tradition in ceramics art even though in his latest artworks he started to free himself from this tendency by creating more representational and bigger ones with symbolic texts. These artworks began to enter scale and space aspects closely associated with sculpture or one of the ceramics art that is figurative ceramics.


Pacul Memorial. ceramic, 23x34x51 cm, 2008

City on My Head. ceramic, stoneware 115 x 92 x 242 cm 2008

Exhibition View


Born : may 5, 1977 in Sukoharjo, West Java, Indonesia

1996-2001 Indonesia Institute of Art, Yogyakarta Indonesia, majoring Batik.
2001-2004 Indonesia Institute of Art, Yogyakarta Indonesia, Master degree in ceramic.

Aktifitas Pameran :

pameran Tunggal

2001 – Pameran Lukisan Batik “ MARGINAL ”, di gallery ISI Yogyakarta
2004 – Pameran Keramik “ NEST ”, Pasca Sarjana ISI Yogyakarta
2007 – Pameran Keramik “SUSUH ANGIN”. Gramedia Solo
2008 – Pameran Keramik “JOURNEY OF CLAY”, Solo
2009 – Pameran keramik “ MENAFSIR WASTU, Bentara Budaya Jakarta

pameran Bersama

1997 – Pameran Lukisan bersama di gedung Budi Sasana Sukoharjo
1998 – Pameran bersama Dies natalis XIV ISI Yogyakarta
1999 – Pameran Seni Rupa Beber , Benteng Vedebrug , Yogyakarta.
2000 – Pameran Seni Rupa Dies Natalis XVI ISI Yogyakarta
2001 – Pameran Keramik dan Lukisan Batik, di Atrium Solo
2002 – Pameran Seni Rupa dan Fotografy , Magis Gallery Yogyakarta
– Pameran Seni Kriya, di kampus Pasca Sarjana ISI Yogyakarta
– Pameran Lukisan bersama, sanggar Merah-Putih, Sukoharjo
2003 – Pameran Seni Rupa FKY –XV, Sosietet Taman Budaya
2004 – Pameran Seni Rupa LUSTRUM IV ISI Yogyakarta
– Pameran Kriya Kontemporer OBJECT HOOD, Sosietet,
2005 – Pameran Seni Rupa Dies Natalis 41 , STSI Surakarta
– Pameran Seni Rupa ISS, Teater Kecil STSI Surakarta
– Pameran Seni Rupa Tradisional, Taman Budaya Surakarta
– Pameran FKI, di STSI Bandung
– Pameran BIENALLE VIII Jogja, Sosietet Yogyakarta
2006 – Pameran Seni Rupa MULTIMATRAMAKNA, dosen-dosen STSI
Surakarta, Gramedia , Surakarta.
– Pameran Seni Rupa Tradisi 2006, Taman Budaya Surakarta
– Pameran Seni Rupa Peresmian ISI Surakarta. Teater Kecil ISI
– Pameran Keramik Pasar Seni ITB, di ITB Bandung
– Pameran Patung RICARICARI PATUNG , UNS Surakarta.
2007 – Pameran Seni Media Switch On. TBS Solo
– Pameran “TARIAN JIWA” Galery Biasa Jogja
– Pameran Seni Rupa , MGMP Seni Budaya .Klaten
– Pameran Dies Natalis ISI Solo ke 43. Solo Square, Solo
– Pameran Keramik “Jejak Tanah Liat” Padepokan Seni Susuh
Angin, Gramedia Solo
– Pameran Patung “ Cermin Retak” Taman Budaya Solo
– Pameran Patung “Cermin Retak” UMM Magelang
– Pameran Seni Rupa “ Harmony Buat Rembang” taman Budaya
– Pameran Seni Rupa “ The Spirit Of Tradisi” Surabaya
– Pameran seni Visual “ Setelah 20 mei” Jogja galery Yogyakarta
– Pameran Seni Rupa “Mistique of Keris” Jogja galery Yogyakarta
– Pameran keramik CITY ON MY HEAD dalam acara Solo Heritage
– City, Pura mangkunegaran solo
– Pameran Seni Rupa “SUMRINGAH” Megaland Solo
– Pameran seni Rupa SENSE OF BELONGING, Hotel Sahid
Kusuma Solo
– Pameran seni rupa THE SPIRIT OF TRADISI, Museum Bung
Karno, Blitar
– Pameran Seni Visual THE HIGHLIGHT, Jogja National Museum
JNM Yogyakarta
– pameran senirupa tradiisi, Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah, Solo
– pameran senirupa Peresmian Galeri ISI Surakarta, Solo
– pameran seni kriya PERUBAHAN DAN KESINAMBUNGAN, Galeri
ISI Yogyakarta
– Pameran Seni Rupa “WONG JOWO ILANG JAWANE”,Balai
Soedjatmoko Solo
– pameran senirupa kontemporer FKI 6, TIM Jakarta
– Pameran Seni rupa EXPOSIGNS, JEC Yogyakarta