BANDUNG, INA, 1958
Born on 28 January 1958, Tisna Sanjaya is an artist, teacher, and humanist working and living in Bandung. He comes from a generation of Indonesian contemporary artists of the 1980s, known for their ripple of brave experimentations. Yet he has developed his own name in history through a distinct language and gesture towards the Self in the People. Emerging through printmaking works, his ways of depicting reality and imagined ideal realms keeps finding its way through interstices and moments in time—whether inspired by dramaturgy or inspired by actual events, nature, and the quotidian. His works continue to grow with things large and small in the society; framing moral paradoxes that are embedded within.