Sin Sin Fine Art is pleased to present “Life is Beautiful“, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Indonesian artist Bob Sick Yudhita. Painting is more than part of Bob's life but the whole of it. “I paint is the life itself, it equals to the life which I paint. If people ask me when I started to like painting, I will answer (with proud): since I was in my mother's womb. Like food, paints always make me hungry. Like drinks, paints always make me thirsty.”
Strongly influenced by Jean-Michel Basquiat and pop cultures including music and tattoo art, the primative-navie charms his works expressing a sense of social awareness. In the early 90’s, Bob has found himself a distinctive style in mixed-media painting in a fairly short time. He has became the golden boy of the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta, received several awards including the Affandi Prize in 1994. A sense of losing one’s direction in life has come to Bob with its sudden and unexpected success, haunted him for years until 2000. He realized the true meaning of painting, genuine happiness of living, and decided life is too beautiful to be wasted.
To Bob, pain and bliss, both psychological and physical, these are significant elements that he has continuously explored throughout the evolution of his creations. Out of the pain, there is bliss. There are still beautiful faces and moments at every turns of the life; paint exists as a beautiful language through the vibrating colors and melodious compositions of his paintings. “I believe I can fly, with paint I believe can fly. Don't worry, be happy. Nothing needed to be worried to paint.......I believe life is beautiful.”