Indonesia / Sullivan+Strumpf
Irfan Hendrian (b. 1987) is an artist and industrial printmaker known for his formal explorations in abstraction. Working mainly with paper, his interest is in the Bauhaus’ approach and method: to reduce, subtract, and simplify everything to its most sublime, essential, and substantial state. Hendrian values efficient, logical and utilitarian modes of thinking and acting that reflect directly in his work. Collage provides a methodology that maintains Hendrian’s purist approach to materials, utilising paper as a raw material with sculptural capabilities. Rather than creating images, he believes that through composing visual arrangement of objects, a particular aesthetic value emerges.
Hendrian studied at LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore and Wanganui School of Design, New Zealand, before completing an MA at Bandung Institute of Technology in 2016. He has held several solo shows, these include Terenne, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, South Korea (2016); Logical Aesthetic, Via Via, Yogyakarta, Indonesia(2012); and Secular World, Asbestos Artspace, Indonesia(2011). Since 2011, Irfan Hendrian has been involved in numerous group exhibitions, art fairs, biennales, including Art|Jog 10: Changing Perspectives, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2017); Karyawisata, Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2015); ASEAN 5, Penang, Malaysia (2015); Indonesia Contemporary Fiber Art #1, Art:1Artspace, Jakarta(2012); Jakarta Art District, Indonesia(2012); and ART JOG 2011, Jakarta Biennale 14, Indonesia(2011).