Indra Dodi was born 1980, in Sumatra, Lampung. Indra Dodi received his training in art at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta (ISI). Indra Dodi’s works are like scribbles. On background often filled with streams of texts, Dodi paints everyday subjects freely with childlike, yet dynamic lines, as if he is looking at passers-by casually from a sidewalk cafe.
The way Dodi treats his creations is simple; he has to continuously spill out what is on his mind in his own ways. All human beings, not only artists, have desire for creation, and painting is a very natural means to express this desire.
‘People ask me why my style is child like, it’s because when children paint they are so free and without fear, they play on the canvas as if without any burden and this essence is what I take from the 'children's style'. The problem is that when we mature and have become adult artists, it is a challenge to free ourselves of all the standard 'laws and rules' of art and release all of that to paint as freely as possible. We need to learn to close our eyes, and return to our childlike mentality to find the source of artistic creativity, which is our inner self-expression.'