Fantastical, vibrant, and elaborate, Indonesian artist Andry Boy Kurniawan’s oeuvre is an audacious celebration of what it means to be human. At the heart of his works is a heartfelt commemoration of historical moments and figures, paying homage to their cultural impact in society. Stylised in his polychromatic vocabulary, Kurniawan’s works immortalise the tales of humanity with heartfelt sincerity.
What are the events and icons that define history? What are the moments that we will remember for years to come? Kurniawan’s answer is a deep dive into historic moments and people who have changed the course of humanity. From Man’s first landing on the Moon, to Dian Fossey’s ground-breaking contributions to the study of conservation, Kurniawan’s works revisit and revitalise the landmark moments that have shaped the world for what it is today.
One Giant Step, 200 x 150 cm, Acrylic on Canvas
The Moon Landing, 160 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas
Everest, 160 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas
From the heavyweights of historical events, Kurniawan also touches on the intimate, personal moments of humanity with his series, Lost in Places. Set in liminal spaces of train stations, airports, to museums and cities, Kurniawan captures transient, fleeting moments with ardent sincerity. In the hustle and bustle of the global world, the artist picks up on the moments that we might forget, commemorating familiar and forgotten narratives with his vibrant touch.
Lost in Terminal, 160 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas
Lost in Train Station, 150 x 150cm, Acrylic on Canvas
Lost in Tokyo, 150 x 150cm, Acrylic on Canvas
Lost in Museum, 150 x 150cm, Acrylic on Canvas
Lost in the l’Orangerie , 150 x 150cm, Acrylic on Canvas
Lost in the Reina Sofía, 200 x 150cm, Acrylic on Canvas
Howl’s Moving Castle, 160 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas
Dian Fossey, 160 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas