Riki Antoni


Antoni is an established Indonesian surrealistic pop artist who is most inspired by the famous cultural theorist Johan Huizinga. In his book ‘Homo Ludens’, Johan Huizinga defines play as the central activity in flourishing societies. Antoni stays true to his inspiration and has a cartoonish palette with curious wide eyed children as his central subject. Children, he avers are the purest form of humanity. He recreates the analogy of ‘game room’ to illustrate how children see the world as an expanded playground, full of wonders and adventures. He captures the need for curiosity and a spirit of inquiry in each one of us in almost all his painting. The innocent and playful attitude of childhood does not completely perish as we grow in to our adult life and that indeed is what keeps our creativity alive.This is in line with the idea of ‘homo ludens’ or ‘play elements’of culture and society that profoundly define how the achievements in law, science, poverty, war, philosophy, and in the arts, are nourished by the instinct of play in us.

Selected Works

Proximity#2 by Riki Antoni


Paintings - 60x60 cm
Proximity#1 by Riki Antoni


Paintings - 60x60 cm
I am not Alone  by Riki Antoni

I am not Alone

Paintings - 180x120 cm
Morning Smile  by Riki Antoni

Morning Smile

Paintings - 100x80 cm
Animal Story by Riki Antoni

Animal Story

Paintings - 120x150 cm
Eternal by Riki Antoni


Paintings - 200x125 cm
Friendship by Riki Antoni


Paintings - 100x100 cm
Harvest in May by Riki Antoni

Harvest in May

Paintings - 100x65 cm
On the Way to the Future by Riki Antoni

On the Way to the Future

Paintings - 100x100 cm
Path by Riki Antoni


Paintings - 120x145 cm

Revisiting Home

Paintings - 100x100 cm

Timeless Nature Dating

Paintings - 125x200 cm

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