Passing over the Antasari flyover, a sudden bit of color appears in a mural atop a nondescript ruko. A wall on the rooftop offered a blank slate for a zestful work. @iecha_snc, an architect who also works in the building, got the support from her office to “bomb” the once-grey wall. She asked other two graffiti writers, @poetry_88 and @zzzany13 to collaborate. Quickly, they joined forces for some of @zzzany13’s blue wildstyle, a splash of @poetry_88’s pink-shades graffiti and @iecha_snc’s teal T-rex princess bedecking the first wall. @zzzany13 posted on his Instagram Story, which intrigued a bored-graffiti whiz nearby. @darbotz asked if there was any spot left to be bombed and quickly joined the impromptu free-style invitation. That rainy night, the other wall was transformed within two hours into a spraypaint-melange of @darbotz’s signature monochrome squids and @zzzany13’s bubble letters. No need to dig street art to enjoy these public personas. Once the rush hour over Antasari flyover begins, it is safe to turn your head left.
Banyu has been a contributing writer to The Jakarta Post, Sorge Magazine and Metronome Indonesia after graduating from Parahyangan Catholic University with a degree in international relations. She is the owner and co-founder of the Jakarta-based organic restaurant and healthy catering business Burgreens and the co-founder of Suazad Media.