As we await the arrival of Arswandaru's show and Aussie' appearance this Friday - we catch up with his to talk through the concept of the show and his upcoming trip to sunny shores.
His paper limited edition fabric and paper prints ($50 and $100) will be available from 6pm Friday at The Club! Make sure you come along and meet the man himself!
CC: Talk us through the concept of the show?
A: Basically, the idea is about anything that happens around me in daily basis. I take consideration to the environment where I live (Bali), the healthy living that becomes a "trend", skateboarding and music that influence me a lot in many ways, also probably something more general like technology, the love-hate relationship with it.
CC: We've not seen silk screen fabric prints before - tell us about why you decided to exhibit your work this way?
A: I have some sort of personal connection with screen print and fabric. They're the most familiar things for me to work with since I was in high school. Back then I was doing it just for fun, to make the DIY stuff like tees, posters, etc. Also, I think fabric as a medium is the most common thing for people in general, we always wear any kind of fabrics, it's mass product, it's kitsch. With screen print method, sometimes there are some mistakes in the process, like the color or outlines are not perfect, compare to the digital work. There's some "human error", and that's how I want it. I don't really like the clean and perfect lines for my personal work.
CC: How long have you been working on this series, and did you ever expect to be touring with it internationally?
A: It's been a month or so, while doing some commercial work with tight deadlines. So I was kinda go back and forth, between commercial and personal work. It took a lot of time of trial and error as well. I didn't really expect to have a show overseas, yet I think it's not impossible.
CC: Why Australia?
A: The lowbrow art movement is growing massively in Indonesia nowadays and I think Australia has started it earlier, if I'm not mistaken . I think it's such a good opportunity to share my work with Australian audiences, also because most of my clients are Australian. So I think it's the time!
CC: Why The Culprit Club?
A: I've seen a lot of exhibitions at The Culprit Club (online), and joined some group shows as well which has been great. I think it's perfect to showcase my work there, good vibes and all.
CC: What're you packing in your travel bag?
A: Just some tees, pants, art supplies, and a skateboard.
CC: How can fans get in touch with you while you're in Brisbane?
A: Hit me up via DM on Instagram or email if you wanna meet up, hang out or do some rad stuff! I'll be in Brisbane for a few days, and will stay in Gold Coast and Melbourne for the rest of the trip.