"As time went by, I became so absorbed by art that I almost forgot what most children my age liked to do. "
"I was born on September 28, 1972, the fourth of six children. My name is Hendrikus Widiyatmoko, but I use 'W.M. Hendrix' as my artistic name because it is short and easy to remember.
"My painting began in kindergarten where I was introduced to crayons. The teacher told us to play with the colors she gave us. I drew objects around me, like the cartoon characters I saw on TV, and other images from children's books or magazines. As time went by, I became so absorbed by art that I almost forgot what most children my age liked to do. Other kids were happy when their parents bought cookies and toys for them, but I eagerly waited for my mother to return from the market with colored pencils for me.
"To support my painting hobby, in 1989 I formally studied at the High School of Art in Java, and informally took classes from Dede Eri Supria, a senior painter. From 1994 to 1995 I worked at an entertainment company as Art Designer and Illustrator.
"I received a prize in the national teenage painters competition from the Indonesian Deparpostel Minister in 1991, a prize from the Indonesian Minister of Education for Science Sketch in 1993, and a Pratita Adi Karya prize from my art school for the best painting in 1993. I have participated in solo and collective exhibitions throughout Java and Bali."
Popular Earthtones or Neutral People and Portraits 20 to 36 inch Expressionist Acrylic Paintings
W. M. Hendrix honors the beautiful features with this inspired portrait. "If you have traveled to Asia, especially to Indonesia Orientale, you will see her features are characteristic of women's... Read More
She sinks wearily into the basin she uses to carry merchandise, and sips water from a rubber bowl. Alert, she gazes past the viewer with eyes devoid of hope. Behind the teen mom, looking much older... Read More
Careening through busy streets at rush hour, a driver relies on a vintage car. No longer used, his is the only such antique in town. Nii Dodoo captures the hustle and bustle with abstract shapes and... Read More
Playing on the sandy beach, three kids are actually missing school. Seth Korkodi is impassioned about the right to an education and delivers his message through his art. "We should strengthen our... Read More