Suryadi is an established Indonesian painter who integrates his vivid imagination with reality to create effective artworks. Comics were his first source inspiration as a child. When he decided to study art in high school, he developed his style around Japanese comics with surrealistic elements. He was consequently drawn towards the works of modern surrealist artists like Ivan Sagita, Koeboe Sarean and Lucia Hartini to name a few. This inspired him to explore realism and surrealism in the modern context in his own artworks. His paintings often lend visualisation to his developing concerns about humanity, environmental issues, adverse impacts of technology and urbanization.
Principally though he immensely enjoys the world of colours and loves to paint without being bound by the technicalities of style and media. His creations are hence largely aimed at being pleasing to the eyes with delicate details andgratifying colours. But do not miss the unconventional details that he incorporates in to the otherwise realistic images adding a fun element to his paintings.
Suryadi channelises his artistic energies through other venues as well. He continues to enjoy illustrating comics and being a well-regarded artist, he is often invited to create murals and run fine art workshops for art aficionado.