Hometown: Mount Kidul
Based in: Jogjakarta
Born in Mount Kidul in 1993, Camelia is the youngest artist represented by Art Xchange. She is currently studying at the prestigious Indonesian Fine Art Institute (ISI) Yogyakarta. Camelia started painting from a young age, and has been actively involved in numerous exhibitions. As a young artist, Camelia has an advantage over her peers as she has plenty of time to hone her artistic skills. She has proved her talent by bagging herself multiple significant awards. In 2013, she won the Gold Award in the UOB Painting of the Year under the new upcoming artist category. She received the Best Artwork trophy for the Basoeki Abdullah Art Award in the same year as well. We can only predict that a bright future will await her.
Born in a family of artists, Camelia is the daughter of senior Indonesian surrealist painter, Husin Hasibuan. Her father’s surrealism technique has influenced her to a large extent. However, her style is somewhat different from her father, in terms of colors and concept – Camelia infuses more contemporary ideas into her paintings, and her choice of colours is more vibrant a compared to her father’s renaissance-influenced monochromatic tones.
Her paintings usually convey messages about pollution and global warming that may result in animal extinction. Camelia hopes to create awareness that we should not be too greedy. If we do not stop depleting the world resources by means of deforestation, over mining etc., we will ultimately suffer the consequences from natural disasters - that is our doing. We should try our best to save the earth.
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