BANGKOK — Confined in a prison, an Indonesian photographer extended his creativity by creating images from computer scanners to reflect life behind bars.

Now free, Angki Purbandono will travel from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, for the Saturday launch of his Bangkok exhibition “Grey Area,” featuring items made using a unique technique he calls “scanography.”

While imprisoned on a drug conviction from 2012 to 2013, Angki’s work flourished with support of the warden to portray lives and relations in prison using a scanner as his lens instead of a prohibited camera.

His work has been praised as surprising and unexpected signs of his unrestricted creativity. Angki will be present at the opening to talk about his work.

The reception starts at 4pm on Saturday and the exhibition will run through July 26 at the Bangkok University Gallery on Kluai Nam Thai Road. It’s a short ride by motorbike from BTS Ekkamai.

“Out of the Box Display.” Photo: Angki Purbandono / Courtesy.
“Out of the Box Display.” Photo: Angki Purbandono / Courtesy.