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Primo Marella Gallery

Jumaldi Alfi

Never Ending Lesson

JUMALDI ALFIFake, 2013, Acrylic, oil bar on canvas, 200 x 300 cm. Courtesy the artist and Primo Marella Gallery, Milan.

Indonesian artist Jumaldi Alfi has been an active member of Yogyakarta’s art community since the 1990s, receiving international recognition for paintings that combine hyperrealism and symbolic use of language. After experimenting with different styles, the 40-year-old artist’s current practice centers on the creation of trompe l’oeil paintings that simulate the surface of wood-framed blackboards. “Never Ending Lesson,” his first solo show in Milan, held at Primo…

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