Erica Hestu Wahyuni


Country: Indonesia

Graduated from Indonesian Fine Art Institute in Yogyakarta and Surikov Institute of Art, Russia, Erica Hestu Wahyuni – usually called Erica – became one of the prominent female artists from Indonesia. Born in Yogyakarta, Java in 1971, Erica started painting in primary school, joining a children’s drawing club, Sanggar Katamsi. Erica’s paintings are usually unpretentious expressions of herself and they reflect her experiences and interests. Her art may be childlike, but they are certainly not simplistic. Her paintings – which would immediately remind one of children art – have become a recognizable trademark. Her art was a culmination of the style of children’s art, which she was developed since her childhood days. At a very young age, she had won eighteen art competitions on local and national level. Therefore it was natural for her to develop her own style.

Lulus dari Institut Seni Rupa Indonesia di Yogyakarta dan Institut Seni Surikov, Rusia, Erica Hestu Wahyuni – biasa disapa Erica – menjadi salah satu seniman perempuan terkemuka dari Indonesia. Lahir di Yogyakarta, Jawa pada tahun 1971, Erica mulai melukis di sekolah dasar, bergabung dengan klub menggambar anak-anak, Sanggar Katamsi. Lukisan Erica biasanya merupakan ekspresi dirinya yang bersahaja dan mencerminkan pengalaman dan minatnya. Seninya mungkin kekanak-kanakan, tetapi tentu saja tidak sederhana. Lukisannya – yang langsung mengingatkan kita tentang seni anak-anak – telah menjadi ciri khasnya yang bisa dikenali. Seninya merupakan puncak dari gaya seni anak-anak, yang ia kembangkan sejak masa kecilnya. Di usianya yang masih sangat muda, ia telah memenangkan delapan belas kompetisi seni tingkat lokal dan nasional. Oleh karena itu wajar baginya untuk mengembangkan gayanya sendiri.

Appearing in

Book Launch | Yang Menari dalam Bayangan Inang Mati

Putu is an only child and grew up without knowing his parents. Growing up with his grandmother in a Balinese village, Putu was also brought up by traditional arts. Through …


Art Exhibition | Bali in a Book of Memories

In response to the novel Yang Menari Dalam Bayangan Inang Mati by Ni Made Purnama Sari, artist Erica Hestu Wahyuni paints iconic illustrations of Bali in a naïvely innocent depiction. …