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b. 1972, Indonesia

Jumaldi Alfi Biography

Jumaldi Alfi is a painter who works sequentially on a set of ideas and themes. Common among these series is the urge for immediacy through the act of drawing, marking and scribbling applied over variations of scapes and scenes, clued by way of elemental aspects such as foreground, horizon and suggestions of space. Alfi’s markings are feverish, shifting and ever-transforming against a tableau that is disconcerting in its fixity and quiet monumentality. This is heightened in his drawings characterised in contrast by the proliferation of figures in various physical and metal state.

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Jumaldi Alfi was born on July 19, 1973 in Lintau, West Sumatra. He studied at the Indonesia Institute of The Arts (ISI) Yogyakarta and completed his B.A. in Fine Arts in 1999. 

Jumaldi Alfi Featured Artworks

Lupa by Jumaldi Alfi contemporary artwork
Jumaldi AlfiLupa, 2013acrylic on canvas
200 x 300 cm
Gajah Gallery Contact Gallery

Jumaldi Alfi Represented By

Gajah Gallery contemporary art gallery in Singapore Gajah Gallery Singapore, Yogyakarta

Jumaldi Alfi In Related Press


One of Singapore’s oldest, continuously running private galleries, Gajah Gallery, marks its 20th anniversary this year. Gallery owner and director Singaporean Jasdeep Sandhu has for two decades been highlighting artists from throughout Southeast Asia and launching the careers of some of the region’s most celebrated talents. The...

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Samstag Museum Celebrates Contemporary Indonesian Art Related Press Samstag Museum Celebrates Contemporary Indonesian Art 12 August 2014, Nicholas Forrest for Artinfo / 28 July 2014

The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art has collaborated with Berlin- and Singapore-based gallerist Matthias Arndt to develop an exhibition celebrating the diverse, culturally aware, and social engaged art of one of Australia’s nearest and most important neighbors: Indonesia. “Mooi Indie – Beautiful Indies” opens on...

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Jumaldi Alfi Says Goodbye To The Blackboard Related Press Jumaldi Alfi Says Goodbye To The Blackboard 4 June 2014, Deepika Shetty for The Straits Times / 19 May 2014

Indonesian artist Jumaldi Alfi says he is bringing his popular series of blackboard paintings to an end. He says it is time to move on from the series which he started five years ago and describes as almost an obsession. "At some point every artist wants to move out of his comfort zone, to try something new. I have been feeling like...

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