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INTERVIEW

Nyoman Masriadi

Packing a Punch

By HANAE KO

NYOMAN MASRIADI sketching at his studio in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2008. Courtesy Gajah Gallery, Singapore.

As he holds his first solo exhibition in the United States, Nyoman Masriadi discusses the inspiration he draws from comic books, his satirical portrayals of the Indonesian art world and the recent growth of the scene in Yogyakarta.

Influenced by anime, videogames and comics, 37-year-old Yogyakarta-based Nyoman Masriadi paints exaggerated human figures that embody his humorous observations on topics ranging from personal encounters to the behavior of art collectors. His work…

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