Lines Guard #2, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas, 165 x 125 cm
About the artwork
This electrifying work depicts a boy on a speedboat emerging from the water, who is surrounded by various cartoon characters such as Po the Panda, Tom and Jerry and Spongebob. While the boy emerges from the water, he leaves almost all the characters behind as they are submerged in it. Wahyu thus portrays the transition from childhood to teenagehood, in which past entertainment is disregarded in favour of more extreme and exhilarating pursuits. The artist’s stunning use of paint conveys the speed of movement, and imbues the work with thrilling energy.
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 ›