"People often ask Affandi when did he actually shift to expressionism, and when did he become captivated by themes of everyday life and people. As might be expected of his character, Affandi cannot recall himself when he made the changes... Styles change through a gradual process. The change takes place almost imperceptibly so that we cannot see clear stylistic demarcations. Shifts in style are usually the result of a reflective selection of a number of stimuli and inputs. Only after some period of time. When the artist has thought about and experimented sufficiently, can we say that there has been an actual shift in the artist's style. For Affandi, themes of everyday life seem to have always been a source of inspiration."
UMAR KAYAM CITED IN RAKA SUMICHAN AND UMAR KAYAM, AFFANDI, YAYASAN BINA LESTARI BUDAYA, JAKARTA, 1987, P. 219.
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