Agus Wijaya: Statement
I love telling stories in my paintings. Whether it’s through symbolism, gesture, colours or characters, I always seek ways to place some narrative in. I also love painting portraits of people and things I come across, which allows me to be honest with my impression of the subjects.
Though initially inclined to separate my painting from graphic design, I saw a potential to add another layer and dimension by bringing the two disciplinary backgrounds together.
While I always paint as honestly as possible to my subjects, I realised that each painting is just my impression of them. As time goes by, I understand new things which often sheds new lights on my impression of the subjects. This leads me to examine my paintings in a variation of hues, which mimics the vibrant yet impermanent nature of impression.
Impressions are vivid, yet ever-changing.