Irwan was born in Bandung in 1971. Studied in Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), he decided to become a free artist who likes surfing. He exhibited at home and abroad, one of them in “7th Biennale of Havana” in Cuba in 2000.
Since 1990’s, Iwenk involved in a long project to change the face of Taman Kembang, a residential area near Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) campus. He drew murals on blank walls there. When the government built highways with massive big poles, he immediately made them as a real gallery to his endless paints.
At the Galeri Nasional in Jakarta, he created a city corner in the back part of the gallery. All the walls are made into a city through various murals and other visual techniques. Entering this space, we are invited to picnic in a dream city which is totally different from Jakarta’s mass-crowded condition