Resatio Adi Putra (b. 1986), a native of Bandung, Indonesia, possesses a remarkable artistic journey influenced by various forms of visual expression. From a teenager, his passion for imagery was ignited by the captivating cover art of punk, hip-hop, and nu-metal music albums. Additionally, his fascination with skateboard graphics further fueled his artistic sensibilities. While spending countless hours on the internet during his teenage years, he encountered FFFFOUND!, an online platform that inspired him to embark on a creative endeavour.
Resatio’s artistic path began when he secured his first job as a freelance graphic designer for a renowned streetwear brand in Bandung, despite lacking formal training in the arts or graphic design. Surprisingly, his educational background led him to graduate from law school. However, it was through the Bandung New Emergence Vol. 5 exhibition at Selasar Soenaryo Art Space in 2014 that he was introduced to the contemporary art scene, exhibiting his work alongside other talented artists. As a member of Omnispace, an artist-run gallery and collective based in Bandung, Resatio further immersed himself in the artistic community.
In a bold move, Resatio relocated to Australia in 2017, seeking fresh experiences and artistic growth. The year 2021 marked a significant turning point for him as he ventured into the world of web3, delving into the creation and minting of his first artwork as NFTs. This foray into the digital realm propelled his active involvement within the web3 community, expanding his artistic horizons.
Resatio’s artistic expertise lies primarily in the captivating medium of collage. Merging digital and traditional techniques, he has developed a distinctive style that has captivated audiences in galleries across Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, the United States, and Mexico, as well as within the digital expanse of the metaverse.
Currently residing and working in Adelaide, Australia, Resatio continues to create mesmerizing artwork, pushing the boundaries of his artistic expression and captivating viewers with his unique vision.
He is also a terrible skateboarder.
My art delves into the realm of the unconscious mind by decontextualizing elements and presenting them in a surrealistic manner. My pieces, which are inspired by my background in design, aim to evoke a sense of both unfamiliarity and recognition through their “ordered chaos” aesthetic.
My creative process begins with collecting a diverse array of images, whether sourced from thrift stores or online, using only those in the public domain to avoid any copyright issues. These images are then manipulated and transformed until they are unrecognizable, serving as the foundation for my work.
Through the use of multiple layers, both physically and metaphorically, I continuously develop, destroy, and rebuild my pieces, covering and uncovering elements as I go. This process, which is both experimental and intuitive, allows me to create art that is unique and ever-evolving. The final result can range from highly detailed to minimalistic, with the process being just as important as the outcome.
NFT NYC — Artist’s Village, NYC, USA
Secret Room — Theatre of Digital Art, Dubai, UAE
Crypto Art Week Asia — Rise of Asia Museum, Singapore
ArtGumi — Metasequoia Art Fair, Osaka, Japan
NFT Update Collage Exhibition — The Boneyard, Decentraland
Greetings from Paradox — Krack! Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
24 H⏰UR Prints Dealer — Grammars, Bandung, Indonesia
Domestic Affair — Omnispace, ArtJakarta Virtual
Arisan Karya — Museum Macan, Jakarta, Indonesia
Intention — Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Paste Up! Festival Internacional de Collage — Mexico City, Mexico
Chamber of Enigma, Cabinets of Curiosities — Unknown Asia, Osaka, Japan
Kecil Itu Indah 15: Dunia Kecil, Dunia Besar — Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Japan
My Exquisite Corpse — Biasa Art Space, Bali, Indonesia
Bandung New Emergence Vol. 5 — Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia
Sobriquet — Omnispace, Bandung, Indonesia
Flesh & Flora — ghostbird+swoon, Bali, Indonesia
Structured Chaos — ViaVia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Unknown Asia, Osaka, Japan — Sponsors Prize and Reviewers Award