Hardi Budi

Hardibudi (the artist’s pseudonym) is an Indonesian artist born in 1968 who lives in the vibrant city of Jakarta. From a young age he developed a keen interest in the arts, experimenting with various disciplines before focusing on painting and photography. He took his first photographs in 2003 with a camera belonging to his family. Through the dehumanised representation of motionless figures posing without expression, his works satirise today’s modern world. His use of photo editing software allows him to fully control this precise aesthetic. In order to intensify the emotional reach of his works, Hardibudi eliminates all superfluous elements. In the same way, the deliberate choice of a palette of primary colours avoids any potential distraction. The composition of his images makes use of pure lines that merge into the subject, thus erasing any notion of hierarchy between the various elements present within the image.

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