Roby Dwi Antono

Roby Dwi Antono

Fantastical scenes drawn from hazy recollections of childhood.

“The human experience affects both the idea and visual aspect of my works.”
Roby Dwi Antono

Formerly a graphic designer, Roby's distinct style fuses classical Renaissance imagery with contemporary Superflat aesthetics. Motifs of deadpan, starry-eyed children and bizarre mythological creatures nod to notable artists like Yoshitomo Nara as well as pop-surrealists Mark Ryden and Marion Peck. Roby sketches each of his portraits before moving to canvas with oil paint, watercolours, pencils, s...

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Bio

Roby Dwi Antono (he/him) was born in 1990 in Semarang, Indonesia, and now lives and works in nearby Yogyakarta.

Exhibitions

He presented his first exhibition outside of Indonesia titled Southern Monster, Northern Child, in Manila in 2016, and has since exhibited throughout the world - from Frankfurt to Los Angeles.

At Auction

A painting titled Lonesome Hero #3 sold for $30,000 in 2021 as part of Artsy's Art Keeps Nonprofits Going IV auction, almost ten times its estimate.

Collaborations with Roby Dwi Antono

Avant Arte and Roby have one upcoming collaboration.