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Faizal (1965- ; Surakarta, Central Java) studied at the Institute Seni Indonesia (ISI, Indonesian Institute of the Arts) in Yogyakarta, Central Java. His naive and child-like works are based on a combination of aesthetic influences from Paul Klee, Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso. He creates bright, colorful paintings and sculptures based on delightful distortions of human figures, plants, animals, buildings, and modes of trasportation. Faizal express humor, eroticism, and the positives sides of reality in his works. Award: Medaille du Conseil Generale Honorary Prize (France, 1991). Exhibitions: Equelle (France, 1991), Arichie Gallery (Paris, France, 1991), Asian International Contemporary Art Fair (Singapore, 1993), Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1996).
  Title : Hearth To Hearth
  Artist : Faizal
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 90 x 70 cm
  Year : 1994
In this delightful rendition of boy meets girl, bright colors and stylized figures show their true feelings for each other in their x-ray vision. Their hearts are exposed, and the birds on their heads reflect the fanciful flight of being in love. Surfaces are fragmented into different planes like sculptures and are covered with rich patterns.