Bawep is an emerging Indonesian artist. He hails from a small town that has been the epicentre of earthquakes in the past. Nevertheless, he has a positive and modern outlook. His zest for life and eagerness to explore new ideas makes him a very experimental artist. He is versatile in his craft and explores various media such as pen, crayon, acrylic, oil-based tints, wax etc. that he applies on paper, cloth, canvas and wood. He can create artefacts from most materials; producing saving boxes, bags, woodcarvings, books from recycled paper etc. He is formally trained in traditional Indonesian batik work using the wax-resist technique, Influences of which can be seen in his contemporary paintings as well. His paintings, although abstract are still connected to real objects since his pivotal themes are narratives based on reality.