Born 1995 in Yogyakarta, Rangga Aputra studied at the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Since his childhood, Rangga Aputra has been interested in painting: painting is pure pleasure for him. He started to paint when he was at Senior High School. Influenced by some important exhibitions in Yogyakarta, today Rangga has already joined plenty of shows in his country and has also been awarded in 2012.
Anselm Kiefer, George Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jean Dubuffet, Antoni Ta?pies and Zao Wouki are some of “legend” artists (as he likes to call them) who have inspired him. Most of Rangga’s artworks highlight his interests for daily issues such as personal routines.
Monochrome colors are his typical landmark, whereas colors bring the nuance of deep reflection. Rangga uses different tools, depending on the needs of the visual language to be delivered. Alongside acrylic and oil paint, he likes to play with texture and explore new materials such as asphalt, bitumen, car paint and spray, to get different results such as the color of the soil.