28 Dec Andy Firmanto
Born 1976 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Bold swathes of color, yet tempered with care to create a controlled sort of chaos, is how one could possibly characterize Andi’s works on display in this exhibition. His free-flowing lyrical abstract style is sometimes combined with an innocent, almost naive-like sensibility, as seen in some of the artworks.
Taken in isolation, each stroke seems aimlessly wonderingÂ the canvas plain, yet when looked at in totality, distinct images adorn each piece of art that Andy creates.
Thematically, Andy’s works explore the notions of love and hope, not only on a personal human level, but also on a moreÂ macro level when dealing with issues affecting the environment he lives in.
In recent years, Andy has expanded his repertoire from lyrical abstracts to more figurative works. Of note is the technique utilized in “Air Seni“, where multiple layering of fine paint strands are used to create somewhat whimsical imagery, more figurative yet distinctly showing his abstract leanings
Andy’s works were exhibited as part of the Yogya Invasion 01: Three Degrees of Abstraction group exhibition, held at Artemis Art from July 13 to 31, 2012.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
CLOSE UP, LANA Gallery at Hotel Melia Purosani
JENAKA RAYA, Bentara Budaya Jogja, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yogya Invasion 01: Three Degrees of Abstraction, Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur
TRIBUTE TO NURKHOLIS, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
EXPRESIF, Yogya Art Space, Yogyakarta Indonesia
GOLDEN BOX, Yogya Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
SERAUT WAJAH SENIRUPA INDONESIA, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
ABSOLUT JAVA 50%, Rumah Jawa, Jakarta, Indonesia
In Memoriam of Alit Sembodo, group painting at Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Jury for “YOGYA BERSIH“ mural