Inspired by the Islamic art and calligraphy of his childhood in Jakarta, Bobby Haiqalsyah has traded an advertising career to become one of the leading lights in Australia’s graphic design and typography community.
Above: Installation images of Outside the Lines: Black in the Abstract Pt. 1: Epistrophy, Outside the lines, and UIA (Unlikely Iterations of the Abstract) at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2013. Photos Paul Hester.
DAILY PIC: The term of art for this kind of textile is “Bizarre Silk”, and it couldn’t be more appropriate: This silk could pass as Art Nouveau, but it’s actually a fabric from an as-yet-unidentified source in early 18th-century Europe that shows an influence from as-yet-unidentified Asian cultures. The example shown here is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, where I saw it in the exhibition called “Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade 1500-1800”. I want a dressing gown made from it, to inspire my opium dreams. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1964)