Jumaadi Indonesian, b. 1973


Jumaadi splits his time between Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Mosman, Sydney. He made the transition from East Java, Indonesia, to Sydney in 1997 to pursue studies at the National Art School. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Art in 2000 and further advanced his education, completing a Master of Fine Art in 2008. 


The central theme of Jumaadi's artistic expression often centers around the diverse forms love, whether in romantic or familial contexts. His creative endeavors frequently explore the realms of demons, spirits, and whimsical creatures. Notably, art critic John McDonald underscores the intrinsic nature of "story-telling" in Jumaadi's creations, describing it as integral to his personal history and psyche (Catalogue Essay, "An arm and a leg," 2018).