(b. 1988, Bantul, Yogyakarta)
Rosit Mulyadi (b. 1988), or more familiarly referred to as Ocid, was born into a conservative family of farmers in the southern coastal area of Bantul, Java. Before venturing into fine arts, he was sent to study in an Islamic boarding school, with his first encounter with art through Arabic calligraphy. While most of his peers chose to pursue further religious study, he chose to leave for ISI Yogyakarta where he majored in painting.
Mulyadi employs figuration, appropriation, and classical painting techniques to examine distinctly contemporary and sometimes ironic social realities in the context of his locale. Moreover, by distorting and obscuring Old Master works in art history with paint and text, he references the internet ‘remix culture’ ubiquitous in our everyday virtual communication. His work has been exhibited across Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines.