Eko Nugroho

Human Shape 2019

signed and dated 'Eko Nugroho 2021' lower right
ecoline on paper
40 x 30 cm. (15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2021.


S$4,800 - 6,000

Catalogue Essay

Eko Nugroho (b. 1977, Indonesia) is internationally renowned for his street art and
community-based works, deeply anchored in both local traditions and urban environment. His
trademark visual language consists of political messages that are playfully intertwined with
appropriated aesthetics of street art and comics. Human Shape 2019 presents a visual
reflection on humans, the world and civilization after COVID-19.

Nugroho graduated from the Art Institute in Yogyakarta where he remains based today.
He has held numerous solo exhibitions including On Site: Eko Nugroho/Wayang Bocor, Asia
Society, New York, USA (2017); Wayang Bocor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

NC, USA (2017); Lot Lost, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2016); We
Are Concern about Nothing, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2013); and at the Singapore Tyler
Print Institute, Singapore (2013); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2012);
Peking Fine Art, Beijing, China (2009); Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
(2008); and Artoteek, The Hague, The Netherlands (2005).

His works are collected in major international institutions such as Musée d’Art Moderne Paris,
The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Singapore Art Museum, Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon,
Artnow International A3 Collection San Francisco USA, Tropen Museum Amsterdam
Netherland, Arario Collection Cheonan Korea, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern
Art Brisbane Australia, Asia Society Museum New York USA, and many more.

Courtesy of the Artist