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Art Style: Contemporary
Bio: Born in Majene, west of Celebes on April 26, 1970. is a graduate of IKIP Makassar in 1993. He is an artist who is very focus in his work. He is known as man of few words, but able to produce realist work with thorough details in a speedy time. He has gone through many processes of life as an artist. In 1993 He started his career as Head of Design for a rattan company and he also designed The Mandala Monumen in Makassar this allowed him to meet people and able to develop better understanding on his Javanese heritage and the business progression local and international level. During this period, he already established himself as a serious realist artist. Few years later he decided to do art as a full-time career, allowing him to better produce his artworks inspired by many stories of Indonesia legends, history, ethnic elements of the archipelago which he had collided with between the ancient times and the issues of today and the contemporary life that surrounding his environment.
He has travelled far and wide participated in various group exhibitions since 2001. He was entrusted to draw numerous portraiture works, painted faces of President Soeharto, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Vice President Yusuf Kalla, Miss World Singapore 2002 Sharron Cintamani and Mom, Sir. Harry Darsono [fashion designer] and also many Indonesia Femous People and Politicus in a realistic style, he Known as the hyper realist artist, those portraiture assignments, naturally impressed his clients. Not satisfied with this achievement, he created artwork combined with social commentary subject and local heritage. He also courageous enough to paint on political development of Indonesia hence viewers able to see his patriotic respond towards political climate in Indonesia. A very cynical composition yet full of messages and awareness, he encourages audience to be a thinking person rather than a passive viewers.
His artworks have been collected by museums, professionals, banks, politicians, fashion designers, models, hotels, several other celebrities, established local and international collectors. He as had a number of solo exhibitions.