Roby Dwi Antono
Roby Dwi Antono is a visual artist based in the culturally rich city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. The municipality located on the island of Java has long been described as the “cultural heart of Indonesia,” attracting tourists with its classical Javanese performances and international artists for its diverse art programs. Antono’s studio is located in an outlying district in the city.
When he’s not working on graphic design projects for clients in his creative space, Antono spends his time creating paintings and illustrations that recall the works of Pop Surrealist founder Mark Ryden and iconic Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. But Antono fuses the aesthetics of Surrealism and Classical Renaissance imagery to create a contemporary juxtaposition that’s all his own.
He work was featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Padre Gallery and the Modern Eden Gallery. Roby Dwi Antono's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from $1,165 USD to $13,585 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2017 the record price for this artist at auction is $13,585 USD for KIRANA, sold at Phillips Hong Kong in 2020. Roby Dwi Antono has been featured in articles for the ArtDaily and the Hi-Fructose. The most recent article is Roby Dwi Antono Is the Talk of the Town in "Epos" @ Thinkspace Projects written for the JUXTAPOZ in February 2021.