Fandi (born 1996) lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, after graduated from Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta – Fine Arts major in 2020. Fandi started drawing as a hobby and after being submitted in many competitions, trying several types of drawing like caricature and calligraphy, his works now focus on painting. His painting also has been exhibited in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and The Philippines. The surrealist paintings of Fandi are deeply inspired by his childhood memories in a village, where he likes to play outside and enjoy the nature. Nowadays, these kind of activities like exploring the environment, walking on the grass under the shady trees, recognize various plants and animals are kind of hard to do. As time goes by, increasing of industrial development, lack of green space, modern life and destruction of nature made that memories fade.
Working in acrylic on canvas with fresh color pallete, Fandi is fascinated the beauty of the natural world. Fandi likes to observe surroundings— the people, the plants, the animals, then transform it into various unique objects or figures to create the harmony in his painting.
Fandi hopes his paintings could recall and clarify these kind of memories, then spring up a feeling to love the nature. Because once we love nature, we will want to protect it too.