Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"jets are like comets at sunset"

Found this interesting post today from an Instagram account @nyinyirfashion, presenting a printed tee (produced by Patrick Owen with my artwork on it) next to a piece by Givenchy, inviting discussions from readers about originality, speculations about Patrick Owen's piece being a copycat to Givenchy's.

I made the original artwork "The Myriad Man" for an article titled "Illustrators and Their Muses" that was published in L'Officiel Indonesia's October 2013 edition. Oh, the muse I chose was David Bowie, not Givenchy :)

The artwork was then requested for a limited edition printing by Patrick Owen, a fashion designer I respect and love. It was further modified with additional elements to complement the layout within the shirt pattern.

Obviously in my work in graphic design, illustration, I have many influences absorbed from those I admire respectfully: Egon Schiele, Tim Burton, and my own personal super guru: Yasser Rizky, who introduced me to the amazing works of Marian Bantjes, Stefan Sagmeister, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and so many other, that eventually perhaps become also somewhat an influence, inspiration. These influences, if ever seen, would be a compliment happily received for someone who still has too many more to learn, like me.

Though in recent years I have had opportunities for collaborations related to fashion, unfortunately, knowledge of the fashion world is something I have very little of, including works of fashion designers around the world, such as this Givenchy piece, which I have never seen before, until today.

As far as I am from such impressive traits of a maestro, I am an ordinary human like anyone else, who would firmly hold the values I believe in what I do, which do not include stealing nor copying, nor anything disrespectful.

Must you believe me? Clearly no. Please do continue to believe what you want to believe, as I will continue to do what I do, not for the sake of anyone's acceptance, merely as a genuine answer to one's own "calling" in life :D

*playing: Jets - Blur

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

on {stupidly} staying in the same boat with too few to trust

Never mind the {obvious} bullshit.
Finish yer side of the bargain {then you can fuck off}.
{Meanwhile} Keep dancing.


*playing: Army of Me - Bjork

Friday, October 3, 2014

{not} fitting in

Self portrait for Cosmopolitan Indonesia's anniversary edition, for an article by Joan Rumengan.

Monday, September 15, 2014

firm. pert. cheeky. part 2!

Yasser Rizky is going to participate in the 5th Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design 2014, opening at Grand Kemang Hotel, September 24, 2014. His work “Tomorrow Today Yesterday” will be exhibited until November 7, 2014.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Illustration for an article by Michael Pondaag, "Fashion Art Now", Harper's Bazaar Indonesia, August 2014.

Fashion Editor: Michael Pondaag
Photographer: Insan Obi
MUA: Qiqi Franky
Stylist Assistant: Michelle Othman
Illustrator: Tatiana Romanova Surya

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Previous prints illustrations Angel of Resurrection, Remorse, Afterlife, Altar, Mary Rose, Mary Deconstruct, Bowie, and Lily, are out in sweaters and tees, available at Patrick Owen's online heirloom.

Stylist: Zico Halim.
Photographer: Ifan Hartanto.
Make Up: Eva Lovira.
Hair: Jeffry Welly @ Studio47.
Shoes: Weda Agustino.
Model: Simona, Vincent.

Prints Illustrator: Tatiana Romanova Surya. 

Bowie and Lily are adaptations from earlier fashion editorial projects, specially requested for Patrick Owen's limited edition collection.