I’m a surprise. ~John Milton, The Devil’s Advocate.
At the beginning drawing was my saviour from time and disappointment, a place to be. Through the years it become my strongest language, the pool of fragments: idea, feeling, honesty, dream, self-talk, thought, human relation. Through my drawing I have the ability to present a story for myself and others without any boundaries and pretentiousness.
My current language is mostly in schematic black and white form with a naïve touch. Inviting the viewer into a black and white childlike scenery and sometimes poetic, more like a story teller who draw. Whenever one asked me if I would label my self as a ‘black-and-white’ artist I would definitely negate it.This current signature, the black and white, is the current me, as a human being I can not cease to grow, to experience new things, consequently I would be inspired, I would develop, I would change, my fundamentals, my principles, my values would thus change accordingly. And I already made a promise: I won’t stop myself from growing.
As I further emerge myself into drawing and art in general, I am becoming more motivated with the fact that drawing is indeed the fundamental of almost all field of art and design. Especially in the time where labeling one as an artist or a designer is no longer in fashion. In my opinion things in art have crossed, overlapped, intertwined, and mixed between one another. An era of aesthetic freedom. Based on that thought I recently freeing my mind and discovered new interests in other medium and I finally realized it’s not about the medium anymore, but how to use the choosen medium to deliver your idea and message. To have your story delivered.
Jakarta, June 2013