The Dark Art of Eddie Hara

This is one for the Jon Burgerman fans who like their illustration linear and comical with a dark twist. Eddie Hara is an Indonesian artist who paints his colorful phantasmagorical characters with buckets of symbolism. At first glance his work appears naive and humorous, while it’s childlike and rebellious qualities make it very accessible and likable. But look closer and you can see the exploration of the political and environmental issues of everyday life. As striking as the doodles in the back of a depressed teenagers notebook, the images are enchanting and disturbing. I look at them and for some reason can’t get the bunny from Donnie Darko out of my mind. Great stuff.

Eddie Hara - Lost in Wasteland

Eddie Hara - Lost in Wasteland

Eddie Hara - Lost in Wasteland (close up)

Eddie Hara - Lost in Wasteland (close up)

Eddie Hara - Dead fuckin' Beuys & the Gang

Eddie Hara - Dead fuckin' Beuys & the Gang

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3 thoughts on “The Dark Art of Eddie Hara

  1. wow brilliant stuff

  2. Thank you Rosie for your nice text. Will show my stuff at Art Basel Hongkong in May this year.

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