Camouflage #2, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm
About the artwork
Using images of textbook pages to symbolize the unbearable pressure of studying that has plagued children of today, the artist displays the child as hidden behind the pages, almost as if he is drowned in them. Camouflage here, then implies the disappearance of a child in his personality, dreams and desires- as a whole, being hidden away under the cascading pressures set on them by today's unbending world.
About the artist
Y. Indra Wahyu was born in Lampung, Indonesia on July 12, 1977. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Art at the Indonesia Institute of Art (ISI) Yogyakarta. Indra has participated in numerous exhibitions in different parts of Indonesia from 1998 to 2011. In 1998 and 1999, Indra won the award for Best Watercolour and Sketch by the Faculty of Fine Art at the Indonesia Institute of Art (ISI) Yogyakarta. He also emerged as the Grand Regional Award winner for the 31st UOB Painting of the Year 2012 in Singapore. The artwork titled "School Hymms" depict a school choir which honoured the role of schools in imparting knowledge and creating a harmonious society.Go to Y Indra Wahyu N's profile ›