I Have Never Seen It Before, A Painter Sketch With Ink Coffee
Honestly, I have never seen before that a painter make a sketch with ink coffee. It’s very unique as I love coffee, so I really appreciated the painter did a sketch very well on paper and canvas. The painter is Zul MS. He lives in Aceh and love to explore the uniqueness of Aceh culture into his paintings and sketches.
I heard about him before, but yesterday I meet him in Hermes Palace Hotel. He was doing exhibition there. He may sketch on the spot. I’ve seen some sketches already made by him. Mostly portrait sketch. If we want to have a sketch with ink coffee, we could ask him, and we should pay for his work for only IDR 100,000 or about $7.
I was excited to meet him as I love art and paintings. His stand is close to the stairs of Hermes Palace Hotel. He also sell som postcards there and most of them are Acehnese themes.
Name cards are on the table. Anyone could take it. I kept it one as I would like to have a sketch on a big canvas for my future coffee shop. Knowing an artist is wonderful as it’s not easy to be an artist, a painter.
When I took the picture below, he wasn’t there. I was glad to know that he ever conducted personal exhibition in Europe in 2016. He presented “short story of Indonesian folklore”. The exhibition was held in Andrej Smolak Gallery Bratislava, Slovakia.
And this Sumatran Rhino was sketched by Zul MS. It’s on canvas. So beautiful, right? He made this wonderful sketch of a rhino by using ink coffee. This sketch was exhibited at the lobby of Hermes Palace Hotel.
As a coffee lover, I was amazed with the idea of using ink coffee for making a sketch or a painting. So now, the usage of coffee is not only for a drink, but it’s used for making an art work as well.