Firdaus Adhitya, a 26 year old artist from Indonesia, recently joined the Emergent Art Space community with a stiking series of monochromatic mixed-media portraits. Fellow EAS artist Maddie Blake interviewed Firdaus about this work and his process:
MB : Is this the same man in each picture?
FA : Yes, each picture is a self-portrait, but of different personalities.
MB : Describe your artistic process with these portraits?
FA : First, I took a portrait of myself, using a digital camera and DIY lamp. Then I edited it with Photoshop to create the distorted image. From this image I know the direction and distortion for the paintings.
MB : How does the title "Bias or Refraction" relates to these pictures?
FA : Bias is Indonesian language for refraction, just like a light bent by a prism. There is one source of light, me, which penetrates a prism, my environment like family, friends, work, etc, and spreads many lights- my personality.