Per­fect­ing the Soul

Harper's Bazaar Art (Indonesia) - - What’s On Baj -

Un­able to study at a for­mal art school, Ari­fien Neif chose to self­teach art in­volv­ing at­tend­ing art dis­cus­sions by artist mae­stros such as Af­fandi and Hen­dra Gu­nawan. How­ever, this unique way of learn­ing has shaped him to be­come a painter ca­pa­ble to

strip all in­tel­lec­tual logic and com­pletely fo­cus on feel­ings. “I paint to ex­press my feel­ings and emo­tional side on to a can­vas us­ing col­ors as my lan­guage. If I learned art for­mally, my creative

process would al­ways be cor­rected and my creations would lean to per­fect,” ex­plained Ari­fien. Cre­at­ing art with all his heart, Ari­fien sug­gests en­joy­ing his creations us­ing feel­ings. “En­joy­ing art is done by sharp­en­ing your feel­ings. If peo­ple con­tin­u­ously

think us­ing log­ics, we will only find a rel­a­tive truth, while if we think with our feel­ings or faith, we will find an ab­so­lute truth.”

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