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War, Astronaut, Death, Violence, Floating Mountain and Roman Soldiers

An Archive of Childhood Illustrations by Jordan Marzuki 1990-1999

Jordan Marzuki was born in the year 1987. Just like any children in the world, he finds himself drawing most of the time. As far as he can remember, to draw is to reenact events from memories and sightings that captivate a brain–then form it on a piece of paper. Flowers, sun, rainbow, trees, family, are delightful elements in typical children’s drawing. But what would you do when you find out that your children are keen to draw death, war, and destruction instead? You are welcome to take a look at the world of Jordan Marzuki’s childhood drawings. Luckily, his parents were able to save most of his drawings in obscurity. 22 years later Jordan revisits the archive and contemplates what he had drawn in his childhood.

As gnarly as the drawing of bloody corpses, there was an expansive range of subjects such as space exploration, science fiction, the vision of the future, and more. Although the accuracy can be questioned, the naivety of the drawing and lack of technical drawing skills creates an unintentionally hilarious and morbid picture. Not only a showcase, but this book is genuinely dedicated to his parents, who were open-minded enough to let him fathom his own architecture of creativity. And with that, he got the opportunity to draw whatever it is that was in his imagination.

A new book and exhibition:
June 15 – June 19, 2019
Kemang Selatan 99A