Unknown Asia

UNKNOWN ASIA is a unique art fair that is held in Osaka, Japan. This year, it was held in Osaka City Central Public Hall from October 16th to 18th, 2015. With the theme “Osaka to Asia. Asia to Osaka. Next-generation creators get together at the new sensation art fair!”, UNKNOWN ASIA featured more than 120 artists from Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. It is a public fair of any genre of art including graphic design, photography, illustration, etc.

The purpose of UNKNOWN ASIA is to support next-generation creators’ success over borders. Not only do participants exhibit and sell their works but it is also an opportunity where gallery curators, producers and art directors collaborate with participants. Finally, UNKNOWN ASIA offers the grand prix to exhibit works abroad.

The artists from Indonesia is curated by Hermawan Tanzil, renowned designer and founder of Leboye. Take a look at the works and profile from the Indonesian artists that were featured in UNKNOWN ASIA.

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Fandy Susanto was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, graduated from Sydney’s Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Arts. His design approach towards commission-based projects is: to process each project with versatility in conceptualizing ideas. While his visual style is based around minimal colors and slight tweaks – with a sharp focus on the process and idea. More about Fandy Susanto and his studio Table Six here.

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Agra Satria is a Indonesian-born graphic designer and artist based in Jakarta who became smitten with illustration as early as the age of 5. His works are mostly inspired by things around him; his daydreams or even a fragment of his memories. They can be described as whimsical, evoking dark yet romantic emotions, jam-packed with surreal characters with beautiful detail. Head over the site to know more about Agra Satria.

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Nicoline Patricia Malina was born in Surabaya, studied Fine Art in Utrecht, and currently shooting in Jakarta. Her photographic aesthetic is distinctive; rich colors and impeccable sense of details dominate the scene, combined with raw and cinematic black and white. From natural landscape to a tiny hotel rooms, she makes them all appear as if they are sets which have been specifically constructed for the shoot taking place. Check out more of Nicoline’s work on her site.

For more information about the event and to view more projects from other artists, head over the site after the jump.