INKXIETY, a form of anxiety expressed by means of art-making activities such as through drawing.

The medium of black ink is Lala’s hitherto most favored means to convey her visual language on papers, walls or any workable surfaces. The thing that keeps fueling her to work with it is not mere creativity but anxiety; a trait, she believes, inherent in and shared by every human being.

Anxiety has brought Lala through career changes; from producing radio show to being business development officer, to visual merchandiser, to graphic designer, blogger, writer, event organizer, interior stylist and editor. Eventually her attachment toward the medium has created a fellowship between them in art-creating converging to what she would call “INKXIETY”, a form of anxiety expressed by means of art-making activities such as through drawing.

About the speaker

Lala Bohang is a Jakarta based artist and illustrator. She went studying Architecture in Parahyangan University but then decided to revisiting her long lost love for drawing until now. Her artistic process begin as a child raised in small town where she didn’t have a lot of options of entertainment, drawing and reading becoming her major escapism every time boredom strikes.

Lala is the recipient of “The Best in Art – Best Collective Art” by Juice Magazine (2011) , one of the selected Indonesian illustrators for GAP South East Asia “0% Plastic Bag” Campaign (2011), speakers for Pecha Kucha Jakarta Vol. 10 “Visualize Jakarta” (2012) , and selected Key Opinion Leader for Green Sands Indonesia “Escape” program (2013) . She recently held an event Gambar Lebih Lanjut , a workshop and talkshow program to expose advanced exploration and development on drawing medium such as screen printing, paper cutting, animation, commercial illustration, installation, and comic. Her most recent show is Martell Contemporary Art Exhibition at Edwin’s Gallery .

Find her here: www.lalabohang.com

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