Born in 1984, Eko Bintang is an illustrator and art director based in Jakarta, Indonesia. His works have long depicted our day-to-day experiences as they reflect on the attachments we have with our surroundings. Drawing towards objects with a nostalgic value, his illustrations exist as a time capsule that holds a collection of lost and found memories.
Coalesced against vacant backgrounds are muted expressions of the male figure that evoke tranquillity and introspection. Eko’s use of faded colours creates a timeless effect – a poetic imagery that reminds us to hold on to the things we love. In this series of work, the artist uses paper and wood board detailing the new habits he discovered amidst quarantine to find the balance between angst and comfort.