• Zico Albaiquni, The Imbroglio Tropical Paradise, 2018, oil, synthetic polymer and giclée on canvas, 120 x 80 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, When it Shook - The Earth stood Still (After Pirous), 2018
  • Zico Albaiquni, Trilogi Pribumi (After FX Harsono), 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Trilogi Pribumi After Semsar Siahaan, 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, An Artwork Disturbed by Java man (After Raden Saleh), 2018, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, A Biennale and the Tiger, 2018, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, A Biennale and the Orient Painter, 2018, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Negotiation of Understanding, 2016 -17, pigment, oil and giclee on canvas, 270 x 580 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, The Artist Studio: Ciwaruga, 2016 - 2017, oil and giclee on canvas, 187 x 483 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Seke – Ciwaruga, 2016, oil and giclee on canvas, 325 x 130 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Artist Studio: Halimun at Gunung Puntang, 2017, oil on canvas, 160 x 130 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Artist Studio: After the Tomato Farmer, 2017, oil on canvas, 170 x 143 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Artist Studio: Adoration of the Magi, 2016-2017, oil on canvas, 170 x 135 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, No Man Too Worth for Sale #2, 2017, ink and oil on canvas, 138 x 90 cm

Zico Albaiquni

Zico Albaiquni’s (b. 1987, Indonesia) vibrant figurative and landscape paintings play with aspects of Indonesian art history and notions of painterly representation. In particular, he deploys references to various Indonesian traditions such as Mooi Indie (‘beautiful Indies’) painting — a genre of painting capturing romanticised scenes of the Indonesian landscape and its people under Dutch colonial rule. Zico’s unusual and intriguing colour palette developed from the tonal formulas of this early tradition. He also references the links between art, advertising, and the commodification of landscape to investigate contemporary environmental issues in Indonesia. His large-scale works challenge conventional perspectives and formats, often playing with trompe l’oeil illusions and disrupting the rectangular borders of the canvas. In recent paintings, Zico has begun to question the context and operation of painting by incorporating his own studio into his composition, or installing and circulating paintings in public spaces.

Zico holds an MA and BFA from the Institute Technology of Bandung, Indonesia. He has exhibited extensively in Indonesia, as well as in Australia, Italy, France, Austria, Hong Kong and Singapore. He was a finalist of the 2nd Bandung Contemporary Art Award (2012), Soemardja Award (2012) and Asia Award, Tokyo Design Week (2015). In 2015, Zico was awarded the Bundesministeriums für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (Ministry of Education, Art and Culture, Austria) Residency, resulting in two solo shows in the capital city of Vienna. He will be participating in the upcoming the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art Australia and currently has an exhibition with the Institut des Cultures d’Islam, France.