JULIANUS (YULIANUS YAPS)
Julianus is a painter from Indonesia who dedicated his genre of painting for abstract art. His legal name is Julianus, his artist name is Yulianus Yaps and signature name at his work is Yap HS. He was born on 1950 Bangka, Indonesia. When he was a boy, he loves drawing very much and when he grow up, his dream will be a painter at the future. Unfortunately, he never got a chance to get art school. He loves fine art, so start from he was a young boy until he has married and has children he spent many years to learn and study art painting by himself (autodidact). Till the last of 1995, he has collected more than 3000 pieces of his art works, there are sketches water and oil color paintings. At the end of 1995 there were a disaster (flood) had been hit his house for about two week that had destroyed almost all of his works that he has collected more than 25 years. Since that time, he tried various materials to create waterproof painting. Finally he found silicon rubber as a media to mixed with oil color. He created his original waterproof paintings with exactly composition. He loves abstract art. For loving abstract art he has spent a long time to journey and adventure of imagination. Abstract art gives him freedom to express and to explore in the deep of nature inside his soul. Inspired of lines, shapes, unique forms, colors and especially textures with strong and spontaneous those are the characteristic of his works.
Since 2017 he focuses to make big painting with one panel 210 cm x 100 cm, now he has made 30 panels. It means that he has made the painting with size 210 cm x 3.000 cm and this is still go on, He hopes at the end of 2018, he will make more than 10.000 cm for his painting length. Everyday he does not get tired of painting to pursue his dream as a painter despite having to arrive in old age.
These are Julianus’s some art activity,
1. 2006 collective exhibition at JW Marriot Hotel Jakarta.
2. 2014-2015-2017 got Special Merit Category & Special Recognition Category Awards from Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for abstract paintings.
3. 2017 selected at the Biancoscuro Art Contest Winter Edition finalist April at
Monte–Carlo Bay Monaco.
5. 14th September to 26th November 2017, It’s Liquid International Art Festival | VISIONS – ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi.
6. International Exhibition of Contemporary-Expo Touring Egos XIV by Bruge,
Sala Mozart, Oud Sint-Jan Museum and Arte Borgo Gallery :
a. 6th to 15th October 2017 Bruges Oud Sint-Jan Museum.
b. 2nd to 8th December 2017 Gallery II Borgo, Roma-Borgo Vittorio 25.
7. 1st to 30th November 2017 joined ITSLIQUID GROUP ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH. International photography, painting, installation, video-art and performance art festival in Bogotá (Colombia), at Jorge Jurado Gallery.
8. 2017 one of his paintings selected as magazine cover for Not Random Art Magazine Issue 11 – October 2017.
9. 25th to 28th January 2018 exhibition for The 22nd edition of
ART by Biancoscuro.
10. 10th to 23rd March 2018 participation at International Art Exhibition-Art
Festival Porto at Porto Art Gallery, Portugal.
11. Selected for first round from Da Dun Exhibition of Taichung City 2018.
12. April 2018 got honorable mention certificate from Art Room Online Gallery
for black and white painting.
13. 11th to 13th May 2018 exhibition in Pavia, Italy by Biancoscuro.