From Jarkata, Indonesia, Hariprast creates art that could be called a reflection on the bustling, never sleeping city. He is a prolific visual and comic artist, who also works for various advertising agencies within Indonesia, and has won international awards for his work.
A long admirer of Hergé, creator of the famous Tin-Tin comics, Hari is influenced by his illustrative style yet gives his own distinctive twist to create work that blends local insights and traditions. Hari’s art is cast with an array of colourful characters and has a heavy focus on action/adventure themes, and above all, people. His pieces shine with spontaneity, playfulness, and bright pop art colours. Powerful messages of social critique blend with a humorous tongue in cheek approach, as well as a mashup of the local identity with western figures and current events.