SANDY KARMAN

b. 1983

Sandy Karman is an independent poster artist, graphic designer, art director, and illustrator. Karman has worked for Total Design (Amsterdam), Leo Burnett Design (Jakarta), and Ogilvy One (Jakarta). Karman is the first Indonesian to have his works exhibited at La Fête du Graphisme (The Graphic Arts Festival) in Paris, and at international biennials and triennials worldwide at prestigious art museums such as the Museum of Modern Art Toyama, The Poster Museum in Warsaw, The Poster Museum Lahti, and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. His solo shows include “A Post(er): Sandy Karman Poster Exhibition”, and “Sandy Karman: Tribute to Indonesian Heroes.”

The art journal has been used by artists to track their art-making process and is filled with an artist’s ideas, creative concepts, and contemplations. Sandy Karman’s journal contains digital images of everyday objects selected for their personal significance. The black-and-white images are superimposed with splashes and washes of ink, which in turn are overlaid with drips and colored spheres. The work process is evident, emphasizing the art journal’s relationship to Karman’s finished product and the idea of the art journal as inseparable from the artist and his works, for it is the only genuine record of the artist’s day-to- day activities.

Sandy Karman ‘Journal no.1’, 158 cm x 110 cm,
C-Print on Aluminium Dibond (Triptych) 2016
Sandy Karman ‘Journal no.1’, 158 cm x 110 cm, C-Print on Aluminium Dibond (Triptych) 2016
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