Gumilar Lukisani a.k.a GINDRING WASTE is part of the tight-night contemporary Indonesian pop art scene – including fellow ‘Art Whore’ Approved artists Yahya Dwi Kurniawan aka ‘Yahyatune’, Erick Mahendra aka Harian Harimau, Chris Tianto, Reza Ray aka @rezarayfajarz Ican Harem and Jeritan Rakyat. This scene involves players who are more than your standard artist, being clothing designers, photographers, musicians and general all round multi faceted creatives.
Gumilar is part of this trend, working in paste ups, painting, street art and also digital media – creating works at a furious pace. His crystal skull face creations being an integral part of the current Indonesian street psyche.
(Pictures below of Gumilar with fellow Art Whore Approved Indonesian artists – Roy Adhitya + Yahya Dwi Kurniawan)
With the Indonesian scene currently blowing up, and Gumilar being an integral part, now is the perfect time to get that knowledge by reading his Art Talk below…
Basics/Getting to Know
Name + D.O.B?
Gumilar Lukisani a.k.a GINDRING WASTE
City, State n Country you currently call home?
Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia.
City, State n Country your from?
Magelang, jawa Tengah, Indonesia.
(Picture below of some ‘Tittybats‘ tribute art from Gumilar)
Describe a memory from three stages of your life ….basically trying to piece together your pivotal moments. Concerts, art, action-figures, romance, school, crime… ANYTHING man!
* age 5 – beginnings:
At this age my family was broken, I saw my dad kicked the shit of my mom and I can’t did anything, and then my mom took me and my little sister to the place where my dad can’t found out of us, and we just living there till now.
* age 10 – continuations:
At this age I just like a child in general, just a little boy with his big dreams.
And I always dreaming about to be a famous artist and legend.Hahah
* age 15 – getting serious:
At this age I started knowing about music punk, metal, thrash, skateboard, and graffiti.
I started doing vandalism and graffiti at 15 years old and I play skate and I’m a thrashpunkrockers too man, hahaha
At 16 years old I was droped out from the school, cause I kicked my teacher ass and I’m not went to school anymore, and I just unemployment.
I’m very badass motherfucker at this age, I just did graffiti, vandalism, skate, thrashing, drinking, drugs, and I made my mother so sad.
* age 20 – young adult:
At this age I started thinking about future, I’m 23 years old now and I’m sober, I wanna be a good guy and I don’t want to make my mom sad again.
* age 25 – adult mode:
At this age I still have no plan about it, hopefully my carrier in art is getting better.
* age 30 – fully formed:
At this age hopefully I will be a famous artist hahhaaha
(Pictures below of some art by Gumilar)
WASTE EM’ ALL!
Metallica, Municipal Waste, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Motorhead, KISS, Nirvana, Rancid, NOFX, Wolfmother, Coldplay, Oasis, etc.
Favorite TV show(s)?
Favorite sport(s) + teams?
I love Skateboarding and all teams there.
Favorite books and comics?
Dragon Ball Z comics.
Favorite other artist(s)?
All Artists in the world, I love them.
But the most inspiring artist in my life are Banksy, KAWS, BLU, Shepard Fairey, Lushsux, and Neckface.
Worst aspect of the contemporary art-hustle?
When I was cashless and my work not sold out man. haha
Best aspect of the contemporary art-hustle?
Yeah, art was change my life so much, it makes me have a lot of new friends.
Art is my golden ticket to the world.
Do you consider what you are making to be ‘art’, ‘design’, re-hashed crap?
Yes man, sometimes I make an art, sometimes a propaganda, and sometimes just wasted. hahah
(Pictures below of some art by Gumilar)
When and why did you first start making ‘art’ (drawings, paintings, anything)?
That’s when I was a baby boy, but I don’t remember why, just did that thing haha
What did you draw as a pre-teen child?
When I was a child I like to drawing dragon ball, all characters in this story and all monsters.
What did you draw as a teen?
In this age I start drawing about music, metal, skull, punk, thrash, skateboard, and all about youth and street culture.
Any pivotal artistic moment/influence?
Yes, every I come to the artshow or exhibition, it was influenced me to create new works.
Why + when did you decide to go in on the art hustle?
I don’t know why and when, which obviously I was just flowing and continue for create the arts without realizing I’v been until now.
Describe the method of making your creations? (dot point all o.k.)
* your graffiti?
Graffiti is first love to plunge into the contemporary art-hustle, I was inspired from neckface, lushsux, banksy, BLU, and KAWS.
I make graffiti using a brush and paint not aerosol, because with a brush I can get the details, and I feel comfortable with this.
I draw a graffiti character on the street, that character was inspired from my own self, with the flipped brim cap, black skull mask, and battle jackets.
Sometimes say propaganda, and sometimes just say relax.
(Pictures below of Gumilar getting up)
* your paste ups?
Basically I was inspired from Shepard Fairey, yes he was the legend of wheatpaste.
And the I response the misfits logo for my wheatpaste poster because there is a doom charisma in that logo and I just mix it with Javanese calligraphy on the background of poster,
So I just want to make something cult and doom, hahaha
And I make my own glue to my paste ups, a glue is from the wheat starch that I mix with water and simmer for 15 minutes, very cheap but
(Picture below of some paste ups by Gumilar in the wild)
* your paintings?
My painting’s based from my daily life, it’s just same like my graffiti but just different media.
And I’d rather put a matter of personal in my paintings, and more in personal thinking.
(Detail pictures below of a painting by Gumilar)
* your cartoons?
It’s just same like my painting, but different media and how to make it.
Usually I make it with drawing and I finish it on photoshop.
(Picture below of a cartoon by Gumilar)
Odds n Ends
What role did toys play in your childhood?
I did not play toys when I was a child, I just played traditional games such as hide and seek, marbles, and also I like to draw and littering the wall of my house and my mother angry with me.
Please describe your experiences growing up in Indonesia?
I like to living in Indonesia, this is where I was born and a lot of what a wonderful place here, but too many asshole people here like politicians, society organizations, cops, and many more.
As an artist, living here is a gift, because a lot of problems going on here everyday and it’s can be a basic materials to process my ideas.
I just playing with the problems here everyday and I apply to my artwork.
So far so good, so fun!
(Picture below of some art by Gumilar)
Who was your 1st crush and why?
She is Vannesa Shelomita, she is good, beautiful, and loyal.
She is a dreamgirl, she would take myself what it is and I wanna marry her.
Does sex change everything?
I think maybe yes, maybe no.
Sex is like a vacation, an artist also need sex, but too many sex is not good.
Please describe your latest dream in detail…
I wanna be a famous, rich, and Legend. Haha
And being nice to everyone, Just that.
Have you ever tried psychedelics of any sort? And what was the experience like?
Yes I have, that was before I’m sober.
I drink a bottle of local liquor and I mix that with 10 red pills called ‘dados’, I felt like a cowboys from hell and I felt very very angry, I’m out of control and then I lost and I lie awake at 3 Am on the street, I just wondering what the fuck I am and I just went home. haha
Of everything you have done what would you most like to be remembered for and why?
Yess, the first time I did vandalism and graffiti on the street, I just tag my name all night a long the street, that was very fun and I feel free.
And I feel like I am the champions, hahahah.
(Pictures below of some street art by Gumilar)
Drugs – waste of time or gateway to the universe?
I don’t know, but for now I’m sober and drugs is not my favorite food hahaha
Please describe what you think the Indonesian Psyche/Zeitgeist is today?
Today in Indonesia are booming the traveler, too many young boys and girl who are victims of television programs ‘my trip my adventure’. They are suddenly being a traveler but not real traveler, they just want to take a photo with the nature to uploaded in their social media like instagram, facebook, path, but not really care the nature.
They even just messing with nature with food wrappers, It is just a trend and that’s shit trendy right now in indonesia.
Thoughts on Australia?
Yes, hope one day I can do my solo show or just make street art project there.
Please go into detail about your friendship with fellow Indonesian artist Yahya Dwi Kurniawan aka ‘Yahyatune’ of ‘SELANGKANGAN MACAN’?
Well, he is my best friend, first time we met in junior high school but we’re not friends yet, we just know each other.
But until one day when he was beaten by peers and I helped him because I felt pity, and after that we’re best friend, until now he was my partner in crime and thrashing. hahahaha
Please describe the current Indonesian underground art and music scene for those at home…
Well, in everywhere underground art & music scene always move with ‘Do It Yourself’ including in Indonesia, in Indonesia movement like this is still considered weird by large society, maybe they just don’t understand.
For an underground musician & an artist, a movement, community,& scene is very important, this is a good way to share each other, to find friends, and connection, and maybe to start the journey to realized the dream for our own-self.
But in Indonesia, a hobby can’t fully to support a life, instead we have to work his hobby for our own, because here a thing like that be the minority, and only certain people who want to appreciate and even buy.
Maybe something like this because the economics community who are less good.
But now, internet is helping for underground art & music scene here, many artist and musician to get a job from internet, and then get money, so we can continue to make a masterpiece, because art is networking.
Which 1990’s era cartoon, would you most like to see in a tribute sex toy, and why?
(Feel free to sketch a prototype as well.)
Yess of course, I would see the batman in a form of dildo, because it’s funny, darkness rises hahaha
(Picture below of Gumilar’s 1990’s cartoon sex toy)
Who would win in a fight and why: an Australian tourist in town for the weekend beering it up Vs. an Indonesian art punk?
(Once again, feel free to draw the battle in all it’s violent beauty!)
I choose Indonesian art punk for the winner, cause you know man I’m an Indonesian hahaha
(Picture below of Gumilar’s take on the epic battle…)
Any collaborations on the horizon?
Yes, just did video street art collaboration with my homie “jeritan rakyat”, you can see this on yotube “GINDRING WASTE x JERITAN RAKYAT”.
Any major projects you want to hype?
I’m just making my work little by little for my first solo exhibition soon, I have a concept and idea, but it’s still not get a match place.
So, for now I just make my works and let it flow.