Supported by Oppo
Carpets Manufactured by Mohoi
Official Auctioneer by Phillips
Darbotz believes everything is connected. We live in an era where teamwork makes changes possible, despite our differences in race, religion, or political view. This work encourages us to create movements where we collaborate and experiment, combining our ideas into original innovations.
Darbotz first signature on the street probably his school gang name back in 1997, from walls, buses, and schools area. In 2000-2004, darbotz developed specific visual characteristics as his own identity, which is shall be recognized without putting his name in the drawing. Unlike other graffiti, he explored how to make identity without using any typography. Influenced by hiphop culture such as Wu Tang Clan, NWA, A Tribe Called Quest, eventually he reconciled himself with the situation of Jakarta urban society and represents it. Darbotz finds an alter ego that also reflects the situation of the city that he faces everyday. He began to make his character on the street in 2004, the character itself is always evolving, just like the dynamic of urban society. He's also one of the founder of Tembokbomber.com, one of the biggest street art and graffiti community in Indonesia.
Living in the World Today
200 x 150 cm