All Eyes On: Lalu Wahyu Permana


Lalu Wahyu Permana is Indonesian visual artist. Since 2019, he worked with hundreds of clients around the world, mainly illustrating posters and covers for various industries from music, book, and plays, to short movies. He is also into the world of 2D animation and has worked with several clients on music video production. Wahyu likes to pour cartoonish, semi-realistic, and surreal scenes into his works.

Journey to the Unknown

This artwork series tells about a journey to the mystery of human souls and their cover. A human who on the outside looks cheerful, bright, and always radiates happiness, could also be the same human who harbours sadness, anger, and loneliness. The gloomy, sad, flat and no emotions of each character depict unexpressed loss, disappointment, and anger that are hidden inside the deepest depths of the soul. Contrast to the cheerful, bright, and fun vibes from most of the surrounding scenes.

The other nonsensical elements in the artwork depict the mixed feelings that linger inside the human mind. The repressed emotion, the weird things we overthink until we cannot sleep.

Journey to The Unknown series was created from 2021-2022. I create these digital pieces using Procreate as my canvas. At that time, the Covid-19 pandemic was at its highest peak. Lockdown situation gave me an abundant amount of time to reflect and contemplate many things. Especially human souls and emotions that inspire me to express them in the artworks.

100000 Nights Under The Sun, 2021
Digital Painting, 3143 x 3143 px

Disappointed, 2021
Digital Painting, 4000 x 4000 px

Ego Sacrifice, 2021
Digital Painting, 4000 x 4000 px

My Houses Angel, 2021
Digital Painting, 4000 x 4000 px

Adore, 2022
Digital Painting, 4000 x 4000 px

For more information about the artist, please visit:

Instagram: @whyper_

All photographs courtesy of Lalu Wahyu Permana
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