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the Sleeping Beauty by Arioanindito the Sleeping Beauty by Arioanindito

"..and in the darkest night, men are hungry like pigs, vicious like alligator, and wild like wolves."
mixed media (pencil, ink, acrylic) on 35x90cm wooden panel, 2014.
one of the artworks from my Damsel in Distress solo art exhibition, at Treehouse artspace Kemang, Jakarta.

 
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:iconwahidubaidillah:
wahidubaidillah Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
golis bngt karya lo bro....
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Thanks bro! 
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emcorpus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
Good morning, Ario. Greetings to you from California, where I'm 14 hours behind you and wishing you a happy birthday. I hope you had a good celebration, and keep having them every day of the year ahead. Much of my own art is concerned with overturning rigged social games. "Masculinity" is one of them. I find your 'Sleeping Beauty' composition an accurate depiction of sad truths. Your illustrations both inspire and instruct me. Thank you for sharing your style and artistic vision.
Best regards,
Ed
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Good morning, Ed.

I am very sorry for the late reply as I don't regularly check my DA account anymore.
Anyway, thank you so much for your kind wishes and birthday greeting, and for the kind
words about my artwork. It's always great to feel that we inspires each other, fellow artists.
It in indeed sad truths, and we have to do whatever we can to prevent or to raise the awareness of it.
The pleasure's all mine, it's wonderful to be able to share my thoughts and works to people from the other
side of the world.
Take care and best regards,

Ario Anindito.
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Tello640 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The irony is that Arioanindito is a man...
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Tello640 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The irony is that Arioanindito is a man....
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016
True that, we all gotta be careful.
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deenamyte Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Scaryyyyy!!!!!
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:iconarioanindito:
Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Yeah, very! =)
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ilaaaria Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
This drawing is really beautiful. 
Sometimes I think that it's really hard for you men live and endure with the weight of "be men" , specially when it comes to violence or rapes on women and children...
Thank you for this artwork   
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ilaaaria Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Oh yes I had understood what do you meant ;'3
But I just wanted to highlight the fact that women in their own way can protect someone

You have been raised by a single mother?
Also a friend of mine is growing a child alone, he is very happy, I and my friends love him very much Smile 
(although I don't want to have children)
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Thank you so much..
Yes, but as men, I will also do my best to protect women and children. =)
You are very much welcome. 
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ilaaaria Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
You are welcome :D 

I almost agree with what you said, but why only men can protect women and children?
I'm a woman and I want protect them and also the men, I never liked the vision of "the man must protect....".
I know as a woman I'm not strong as a man, but I'm able to protect those I love.
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Ah yes,
I am not saying that only men can protect women and children.
I myself am raised by a single mother. So to me, women is a hero.
What I am trying to say is, it would be great if men's mind are set to protect women and children,
instead of hurting and harassing them.
But of course women can also protect themself, and even protect men and children. :)
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EnricoMelis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
is wonderful! I find it very significant, I love the technique that you used ... really beautiful, congratulations! now among my favorites!
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words and appreciation! =)
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indoubadoubly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very powerful. nice!
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:iconarioanindito:
Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Thank you very much! =)
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:iconkapalsky:
Kapalsky Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful piece, can't understand why it isn't a daily deviation :)
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Thank you so very much for your kind words!
Well you can suggest it as a daily deviation, perhaps? =)
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NetherGalvin Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Meaningful work.

I hate those kinds of men who looks and treats women like they're pieces of meat. Seriously, I can't stand it when I see a man staring at a woman like he's undressing her in his mind. 2 reasons: 1) It is big disrespect to women folk and 2) It makes women think that all men are pigs or wolves or whatever.

As I improve myself and strive to not objectify women, I discovered within myself that a man's sexual needs or nature is beyond me. I'm a guy and I resent my sexual nature and urge. I feel like looking at women's breasts are imprinted on my biological DNA and resisting is futile, and I really hate myself for it. I just hope and strive to reach the point that one day I will achieve the ability to not be a slave of this effed up man nature. The struggle is real but I know it's going to be worth it.
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Thank you.

Yes indeed.
All that is true.

And the next thing you wrote,
that is also so very true. As a male I too feel that same thing.
Especially because I am an artist so I do like to see the beauty of
woman's body. But then it also made me easier to see it as an artistic shape,
rather than a tool to satisfy my lust.
Maybe you can try that as well. =)
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NetherGalvin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
That is a great idea, shifting my perspective on women's bodies. Your advice is much appreciated, thank you for giving me that idea.
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
You're very welcome! glad if you can adapt the suggestion. =)
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KatBlack3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Ok!!
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:iconarioanindito:
Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
thanks!
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LuanMonta Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Very powerful and instigating!
Your style is great!
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:iconarioanindito:
Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Thank you for the kind words! =)
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LuanMonta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
You are very welcome! :D
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dev-ares Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Sadly, quite true. You really captured the delicate innocence of the "prey", her body language speaks volumes about her attitude towards the "beasts" that are all around her, grinning, waiting, violating her with their intent. Ech! Love it. Great piece. Clap  
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Thank you for the appreciation! =)
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Skullgrin-140 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
The most accurate deception of sexual harassment I've ever seen. You've managed to convey the message very deeply and boldly that is strikes abit of a cord with the idea men would resort to returning to their animal instincts to get close to a woman unprotected and asleep where the worse can happen. The work itself is very gorgeous, the line work and detail in parts of this are very clear and offer that grainy feeling to the work it shows how dark the tone of this (which it should be). Outstanding work.   
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words, and deep appreciation to my artwork! =)
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015

Thank you for the kind words, Viseniya. =)


I can show you more of the artwork from the exhibition. Or perhaps I will post it here later.

What you wrote in your comment is so true, right to the core.

That is a real issue, and it has a very close connection with human psychology, so at the same time it is complicated and simple. Complicated in a way that people feel scared, the crowd effect etc like you said, and simple as in letting out of control and surrender to the animalistic lust.


And it has to stop.


To read that you have experienced similar situation, such a close encounter, it's a life and death situation. Had things went in the bad way, you will probably not be here to give this comment.

It's a blessing for you to be safe, and we need to make things like that to never happen again.


I am sure that there's plenty of people like me exist. For me, I think as an artist, we are not only draw/make an artwork to express ourself, but we also have the responsibility to be aware of our surroundings, and make the artwork for social purposes. Art touches human senses, and with that, art can raise human awareness. Touch the heart, brings up the humanity.


I have tried to go to the "Project Crocodiles" link, but unfortunately, I can't speak French. 

But thanks for the suggestion, I will keep note on that comic book. =)

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Laura-Vi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student General Artist
You are welcome :)


I would see more with pleasure! You can send me a note if you want. Do as you please. 

Yes, I completely agree with you. I think that it is important to show this issues to people. The next step is to educate everyone to be in a better world. To teach everyone, us, how to react in this kind of situations, to help each others and let the fear go away. That is what I found interesting in the "Projet Crocodile" (I can traduce you the texts in english if you want, no problem), they also teach us how to react when you are a victim or if you see someone being attacked. You don't have to be Superman to help someone, there are a lot of things you can do whithout using of violence. 

Yes, that is true. For the two guys who caused me trouble, I don't think it would have gone as far as murder, but to be beaten or assaulted, that could have happen. Most of the time, I don't think it is going as far as a killing situation. Even if this can be related in newspapers sometimes, it stays a rare event. But it is always possible to fall on a crazy one, we never know. Things can escalate quickly. Though, I don't want to fall into Fear, in general, the country and the streets are safe. I also strongly believe in education and faith of helping each others, Love, that is inside of us.
I completely agree, actions will help. The important is to not stay silent and raise.

Yes, of course, and I am glad that people like you exist. I am 100% with what you said. I think Art is an expression of our souls and also of our time. Pencils are better than weapons, they can influence people and make the world change. I think about the influence of drawings more than ever with what happened at the Charlie Hebdo last wednesday, genius caricaturists has been killed because they disturbed the islamists (but that is another story). 
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Sure, I will send you a note. =)

Exactly. It's education to help control the brain, but we also need something like artwork to touch the heart. Because it has to be the combination of two, head and heart, mind and feeling. That's what make us human.
I'd love it if you can traduce the texts in English, if it's no problem for you. Thank you so much.. take your time, though, you can do it anytime you're free. :)

You are correct, with those people, we can never predict or guess what's coming next. In any way, I am grateful you are alright. And it's good to know that you are a brave woman. 

Yes, I am shocked of what happened at the Charlie Hebdo. It is very painful, and especially for us, because we wield the same weapon, pencil and pen that is. Extremists, whatever their beliefs, is never a good thing. And what they've done actually made us stronger and sparks more spirit of togetherness and struggling against violence. And to quote you, "we shall not fall into fear". 
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Laura-Vi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you :aww:

I agree with you. Artwork is a part of education in my opinion, because it touches the heart, as you said. I don't see education as making an obligation of people to think this way or that way, but on the contrary, to think by themselves and have their thoughts combined with what they feel, it is all complementary. Anyway, we are on the same page :)

No problem, that's a pleasure! ^_^

Yes, I am grateful too. Thank you for your kind words :)

Yes, it shocked everyone. They touched a huge symbol: Freedom of speech; and when you know that the France's national motto is "Liberté, égalité, fraternité" ("Liberty, equality, fraternity"), it's even deeper. I can only agree more with you about the extremists, it always goes wrong. They do wrong to themselves and their religion, because people become more and more islamophobic with all that happens and confusions are made, they are making racism increasing by what they do too. Nationalism and extreme-right politic are increasing in France and other countries of Europe, as a reaction and I just hope that we will not fall into civil war or any kind of barbary, in the end. That's why I am glad about the "Je suis Charlie" movement and how global it became, that means we are all together and will not let the terrorists bring terror and division as they are trying to do. As you said, it brings people together. Yes, "we shall not fall into fear" ;)
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
You're very welcome. :)

What you wrote about the current condition is so true.
People nowadays, they are smarter, and more open minded, so it's going to take more than that to bring France, and the whole world down.
Some people just want to see the world burn, but we shall not fall into fear.
The thing about religion is, all religions are good, it teaches wisdom and all the good things, 
but it also has the risk of creating extremists when it's not properly understood.
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Laura-Vi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Of course, people are more open to awareness and the internet helps a lot to learn things in my opinion. 

Yes, you are right about religions, there are always messages of love and what some lunatics seem to forget is that you are must not kill other human beings.
You are also right about the extremists. I have read a quote from Guy Gilbert about it, this morning: "In all religions, there are believers and extremists, the difference is that the extremists put God at their service, while believers put themselves in the service of God", I found it so true. Though, I am sure that Love will prevail in the end.
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
That is a very nice quote.
And yes, I think personally we have to have faith,
about love and about humanity.
That's what makes us keep on going, living our daily life.
If there's no faith, there will be no point of all this.

So yeah, I like it that you have your own faith,
that love will prevail in the end.
I think so too. This world might not be a kind place,
there will always be evil and injustice,
but in every humanity, there is love,
and that will make us survive. =)
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Majhoo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
That´s exactly how i see the human community ( yeah most likely males )
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
In certain ways, so do I.
And sadly, yes.
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TOKITOS Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I´m the pig one lol
Amazing idea^^ Love it!
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Hahahahaha.. 
Thank you so much! =)
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SketchBL Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
with dress like that? well.. there's no smoke without fire..
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Well, there's so many occassion where the girls are working as a sales promotion girl,
and they're required to wear a sexy uniform. And the girl in the artwork did try to cover it by wearing a jacket.
However, sometimes when you sleep, you have no control of what you do, if you feel hot, you open the jacket.
And you just don't realize that because you're sleeping.

The point is, we can't blame women for what they wear.
We should put more attention into controlling ourself,
being an admirable human being by not behaving like animals.
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Laura-Vi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student General Artist
So that should authorize men to rape a woman? I don't think so. You are more than animals, aren't you? It is a matter of responsability, if you are troubled by a woman, you should look somewhere else or tell her to be careful and cover herself (even if she react saying: "Oh no! I dress as I want!", she will think about it. Have some Humanity, to resume.
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Touche. =)
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elvis15 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Fantastic!
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