2018 UOB Painting of the Year

Introspeksi Diri (Self Introspection)

2018 Most Promising Artist of the Year
Emerging Artist Category


Artist: Seno Wahyu Sampurno
Title: Introspeksi Diri (Self Introspection)
Medium: Mixed media on canvas (Paper, marker and shoe polish)
Size (cm): 170 x 200

Introspeksi Diri (Self Introspection) is a collage made up of 288 bridge card-sized panels capturing various individual problems and memories over a period of time.

To the artist, there will always be meaningful moments in life, where each captured moment can become an opportunity for self-reflection to measure one’s capacity to achieve identified life goals. Hence, the collection of these moments represents a journey of contemplation which sometimes arises out of fear and trauma. Yet, at the same time, it is also a life process to remind us to be better human beings, for “the higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk” (seperti ilmu padi, kian berisi kian merunduk).

Artist’s Bio

Seno Wahyu Sampurno

Seno Wahyu Sampurno

Mr Sampurno is a student at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His artworks often depict emotions that reflect life stages, such as the trauma of death or the calm of self-reflection. He also frequently explores various genres in his artistic style.