The theme of the UWRF 2012 is Bumi Manusia: This Earth of Mankind, taken from the title of one of the great Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer's epic works.
The theme proved an inspirational stimulus to artists spread across Indonesia while entries were also received from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Canada. A record number of 46 beautifully conceived and detailed submissions were recorded and the interpretations of the theme were diverse and moving.
Torro is a 27 year old illustrator/graphic designer from Bantul , Jogjakarta. He studied Visual Communication in Institut Seni Indonesia, Jogjakarta. He and his wife are on the way to make their dream into reality, making an art foundation for children in his hometown. His haunting submission captures the gaze of the viewer. Torro describes his artwork as Nyai Ontosoroh's face, a character from Pramoedya Ananta Toer's book, This Earth of Mankind. The winning design may be viewed via the UWRF's Facebook and Twitter accounts and the posters will dominate Ubud's streetscape from August 2012