Agus Wijaya: Artist Statement & Bio
Agus Wijaya is an Indonesian artist of Chinese background, who now lives in Australia and works primarily as a graphic / motion designer. He embraces what are seen as separate cultures and disciplines, for they all have a part in his identity construction and practice. His works make similar connections, serving as his place of reconciliation.
Agus Wijaya was born in Cianjur, a small town in West Java, Indonesia. Moving to Australia after high school, he graduated from Billy Blue College and is working across brand identity, illustration and motion design.
Yearning for a more personal and contemplative matter, Wijaya returned to artmaking six years ago. He presented his first exhibition, Transient, in 2017 and, since then, has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Sydney.
His works have been selected as award finalists, included in art publications and are in private collections in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
After taking a break in 2019, Wijaya will show his new body of work in his third solo exhibition, Tata Reka, at Stanley Street Gallery.