If you’re familiar with the movie Inception, then you’re going to love this artist.
His vision has taken him far beyond the “idea” and into new territory. You might say, his worlds collide and he captures every moment of it.
His name is Jati Putra Pratama, and he creates a fictional reality like never seen before. Notice any similarities? A prime example of his work can be imagined by viewing artists like Dali and Magritte, who I might add, was highly influenced by Chirico. These well-known artists were masters of expressionism and surrealism. Although Magritte and Dali are quite different, together you might have a rendition similar to Pratama’s work. As tantalizing as this correlation may be, Pratama’s work could easily stand on its own.
Let’s set aside that idea for a moment and give props to the subject matter. Pratama’s landscape work is crisp in detail, while figures are slightly faded, allowing the viewer to appreciate a nostalgic world which is both realistic and surreal. Most of his pieces are created in soft brush strokes, when up close, display sharp edges and definite borders between colors. Step back a bit and the brush strokes simply fade into emotional realism.
The surrealistic quality of Pratama’s work makes the viewer see fantasy as fact. As the ocean swirls beneath the dock, it also rises on both sides and collides into the sky above us. What!
For instance, when surfaces bend in sharp angles and the ground moves above our heads, in Pratama’s work, this seems to be the norm for our world. Pratama’s paintings make us feel like his unusual world is commonplace, and the reality we know is only a dream. We come face to face with dimensions and senses that may, in fact, exist beyond our reasoning.
Just the beginning
You might assume that Jati Putra Pratama is a veteran of the art world, but this is not true. He has just started on his creative journey. Pratama is a student of graphic design in Indonesia. He practices his view of perspectives and allows his artistic abilities to roam free, experimenting with shading, detail and mediums. While being influenced by various veterans of the craft, Pratama prepares to welcome new ideas and enjoy a promising future in design. It seems that we may be in for a treat, watching horizons expand for Pratama.
If you enjoyed a taste of Pratama’s work, you can find more on Instagram.
Image credit: Jati Putra Pratama