About Me

I am always drawn to all the essences and ups and downs that make us who we are as human beings. The concepts of human connection, our experience of time and space, consciousness, lost opportunities, the what ifs and what might have beens in life, the process of letting go and embracing — they all inhabit my reverie as I find my self at the boundary between waking and sleeping, and sneak in to my daydreams.

I always wonder what if certain feelings could manifest themselves in physical form; what would they look like? The characters in my art are the visual representation of those feelings, frozen in a single frame, defying their ephemeral and transient nature, even if only for a split second as they are passing by.

Throughout my life, I come across feelings that words fail to describe, yet they linger and leave lasting impressions on me and the people around me. There's a little sadness to the ecstasy of life, beautiful things that make us sad because they give hints that they are not going to last forever. I'm trying to capture those unspeakable substances in my works and share those intimate experiences with as many people as I can. I'm afraid that someday they will be forgotten and no one will ever feel them again.

Coverage & Interviews

MOLEMPIRE: Artist Interview: Devin Sutanujaya About What Inspires an Artist

Ink & Arrows Magazine: Devin Sutanujaya - Painter & Illustrator

BizarreBeyondBelief Magazine: Soft and beautiful painting & illustration work by Jakarta based fine artist Devin Sutanujaya

Creative Boom Magazine: Dreamlike drawings explore the fragility of life and the human condition

Art4d.asia: Sound Bites With Devin Sutanujaya

Artistsinspireartists.com: Exploring the human condition with Devin Sutanujaya

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Devin Sutanujaya spent his childhood years in Indonesia then moved to Toronto, Canada in 2001 to study and work in the field of graphic design and fine art. He is fascinated with creating visuals that explore the human condition, the wonder and mystery of life, the mind's dreamscape, and beauty. They are created with acrylics and watercolour. Devin currently lives and works from his home in Jakarta, Indonesia