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Jordan Marzuki: Draws his way through his childhood memories

Marcel Thee

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, February 15, 2020  /  11:57 am
Jordan Marzuki: Draws his way through his childhood memories

'Swat' by Jordan Marzuki (Courtesy of Jordan Marzuki/-)

Titled War, Astronaut, Death, Violence, Floating Mountain and Roman Soldiers Jordan Marzuki’s self-published book is a collection of his drawings between 1990 and 1999, beginning when he was 3 years of age until he was 12. As its title generously suggests, the book's 200-plus pages feature many renderings of war, both the earthly and galactic kind, a lot of planetary adventures, many depictions of death and carnage, and a good deal of the fantastical. The drawings feature the rather-humorous physical scaling and liberal sense of structure, that is certainly befitting of its creator's age at that time (most of these were drawn during his preteen years), but they also feature a lot of attention to complex detail that showcases the creator's growing talent. The war scenes in particular, are rendered with an obvious passion toward the mechanics of battleships, figh...