Born in the art capital of Indonesia, Jogjakarta, Dali Susanto was brought up surrounded by artists, both within and outside of his family circle. Dali’s Mother and Father (and other family members) own batik galleries and teach local and international tourists and students the skills in batik work. He was named by his parents after Salvador Dali in hope that he would follow along the same footsteps and become an artist.
Dali produces bold paintings and designs, usually using acrylics and often resembling prints. He continues to expand on his creativity and has begun painting on different media as well as canvas. Since moving to New Zealand in 2007 he has developed a distinctive style using motifs and patterns with a bold graphic style and use of colour. Themes in his work are often based on love and relationships. Dali also enjoys painting murals.
Dali Susanto works at Gallery Te Puna include acrylic on canvas original paintings.