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Hanafi
(b. 1960 in Purworejo, Central Java, Indonesia)

Hanafi studied painting at the Indonesian School of Fine Arts in Yogyakarta (now the Indonesia Institute of the Arts). Moving to Jakarta in the 1990s, where he currently lives and works, Hanafi soon gained a reputation for his luminous, abstract paintings which subtly convey the sense of an interior, meditative world. Yet at the same time Hanafi’s paintings present another kind of vision of the Indonesian earth. His recent paintings are like poetic, abstract ‘mindscapes’-- fascinating intersections of abstract formalism and a kind of sensory realism that are played out on both a conceptual and painterly level. His compositions have a minimalist aesthetic that has been compared to the Japanese Mono-ha tradition. But the artist has also embedded a subtle quality of realism in the spatial relationships between the abstract forms, echoing both the relationships of natural forms in a landscape, and the sensation of being physically and emotionally present within that landscape. Or to put it another way, Hanafi’s organic arrangements of space and sensuous form are like sensory maps of the felt experience, within the physical presence of the natural world.

Hanafi’s elegant, muted colour palette is unique: his deftly mixed tones of light brown, gold, blue, grey and white seem infused with the luminosity of natural light. At once transcendent and rooted in the earth, Hanafi’s art seems to emerge intuitively rather than deliberately from a kind of open, meditative space within the heart of existence itself.

Has been with Sin Sin Fine Art since 2011.

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HANAFI
 

Artworks

HANAFI Indecisive IV acrylic on canvas 120 x 150 cm, 2017 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Indecisive III acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm, 2017 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Indecisive II acrylic on canvas 140 x 300 cm, 2017 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Indecisive I acrylic on canvas 140 x 230 cm, 2017 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #3 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #4 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #33 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #34 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #35 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #91 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #93 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #94 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #114 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #115 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #160 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #41 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #44 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #49 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #55 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #64 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #66 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #80 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #37 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #39 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #84 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #90 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #99 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #101 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #107 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #116 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #128 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #129 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #136 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #88 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #122 pencil, crayon on carton 13 x 23 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #13 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #14 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #15 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #16 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #51 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #52 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #56 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #558 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #110 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #145 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
HANAFI Looking for A New Way #157 pencil, crayon on carton 18.5 x 15 cm, 2016 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017