Irfan Hendrian

(b.Ohio, 1987) is an artist, industrial printmaker and graphic designer known for his formal explorations in abstraction. Working mainly with paper, his interest is in the Bauhaus approach and method: to reduce, subtract and simplify everything to its most sublime, essential and substantial state.


Hendrian values efficient, logical and utilitarian modes of thinking and acting which are reflected directly in his work. Collage provides methodology that maintains Hendrian’s purist approach to materials, utilizing paper as a raw material with sculptural capabilities. Rather than creating images, he believes that through composing visual arrangement of objects, a particular aesthetic value emerges. 


Since 2010 Hendrian has arranged 9 solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. His works have been featured in both public and private institutions such as the Singapore Art Museum, Jeonbuk Museum of Art and Tumurun Museum. He has also participated in various international fairs including ArtStage Singapore, SEA Focus Singapore, Taipei Dangdai, ArtJog Indonesia, Art Jakarta and Art021 Shanghai. He is a recipient of The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès grant in 2019 and Deutsche Bank Pasific grant for Leipzig International Art Programme, 2021. He is part of Gerilya Artist Collective, with them initiated a residency program located in his studio in Bandung and represented by Sullivan+Strumpf Australia & Singapore.


Irfan Hendrian

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2020• Constructed _scape, Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore

2019• Some Other Matter, Aloft at Hermes, Singapore

2018• SANS, Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore

2017• Terrene, EK Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2016• Terrene, Jeonbuk Museum of Art Residency Program, Jeonju, South Korea

• Sediments, Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

• Sediments, Galeri Hidayat, Bandung, Indonesia


SHORT LISTED EXHIBITIONS 

2022• Material Memory, Leipzig International Art Programme, Leipzig, Germany

• A World At Every Turn, Art Galleries Association SG, Singapore 

• S.E.A. Focus, Singapore

2021• Constructing Matter, Appetite.sg, Singapore 

• S.E.A. Focus, Singapore

2020• Taipei Dangdai with Sullivan+Strumpf, Taiwan

• Arisan #1, Museum Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara

• Art Jakarta Online, Jakarta, Indonesia