Roby Dwi Antono’s (b. 1990) works draw viewers to unearthly yet nostalgic territories. Drawing inspiration from pop surrealism, renaissance, and even his own memories, Antono’s subjects, wide-eyed and deadpan, stare right into the viewer’s eyes. Yet instead of unnerving, Antono’s works kindle curiosity, engrossing his viewers with every detail.
Formerly a graphic designer, Antono has been exhibiting his works since 2012. In 2016, he held his first solo exhibit in the Philippines with Galerie Stephanie. Since then, he has been part of the gallery’s activities, joining them for Art Fair Tokyo in 2016 and 2018, and Art Fair Philippines in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, he exhibited in Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt alongside Ciane Xavier and Dexter Sy.
Antono has had seven major exhibitions with the gallery since 2022 and has been featured internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions.