Samsul Arifin (b. 1979) born in Malang, Indonesia, he established himself as a multi-talented artist. In 2001, he won both Indonesian Art Institute awards for the Best Watercolour Painting and Best Sketching Work. The artist is often employs, with astute awareness, artistic signifiers in various combinations to construct meanings in his creations. In his series of Barbie Dolls paintings, he has invested much deep thought to effectively manipulate object, colour, space and composition in his works, in criticizing the penetration of imported cultures.