Born in 1981, Alan is the son of an Indonesian Clan chief father and an anthropologist mother. He has moved continually during his early years, living in Thailand, the U.S., Muscat, Indonesia and Paris where he graduated from Paris American Academy (2004-2006). Previously, Alan held his debut solo exhibition in Paris (2006) and participated in group shows in Taipei (1999) and Jakarta (1999). He describes his pictures as reference to Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Lucien Freud and George de la Tour, their drama and dynamic thrust developing out of a strong use of Chiaroscuro. Although a figurative artist, Alan continually probes for construction within the rhythms and shapes of the paint, generally utilizing a palette knife to build his material.
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