Supported by Oppo
Carpets Manufactured by Mohoi
Official Auctioneer by Phillips
Indonesian artist Arkiv has been painting, illustrating and designing cartoon like ﬁgures since 2005. Shortly after ﬁnishing his Bachelor degree in Architecture he plunged into the art world citing his love for drawing ﬁgures as his inspiration for this change of career path. Arkiv had a strong debut with his ﬁrst vinyl ﬁgurine titled Arkiv Instant. Over the past several years, artist Arkiv Vilmansa’s iconic character, ‘Arkiv Instant’ has made the artist a household name within the lowbrow art and toy culture scene. In his ﬁrst U.S. solo exhibition, Through the Lines, Arkiv looks to develop his signature image while debuting new characters. As the title suggests, the exhibition is centralized on the theme of overcoming adversity or “rolling with the punches.”
Vilmansa believes that creative freedom is crucial. The process might be different for each artist, and that makes it even more unique. For the artist, the medium is the soul of his art. It can be a source of innovations when explored without specific rules. He believes that there is value in whatever results come from letting his creative process flows and evolves -it becomes him, his identity. To Vilmansa, Reno is the gift of life, an inspiration to keep moving forward, to be free and find contentment within it.
Crown of Creation
200 x 170 cm