Handiwirman Saputra was born on January 25, 1975 in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra. He moved to Jogja to study craft art in 1992 at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta.
His tendencies in creating artworks is understanding the whole material conception as material, understanding shape in motion and the characteristics of the forms he found. His subtle dimension of logic, and his courage to discuss about the essentials in creating artworks, earned him the title maestro.
In "Tak Berakar Tak Berpucuk No.2 dan No. 3," he highlights the activities of discarding things or objects that are no longer needed to river streams by putting them into plastic bags. Two plastic bags in gigantic size in two colors, black and white. The color black represents the existence of being and events that are yet to be recognized at all. The color white stands for those that are already vaguely visible. The work is also an attempt to remember and question the memory and existence regarding the object itself. The object is available in our daily lives
Handiwirman is a recipient of Philip Morris Award in Indonesia in 1998, also several other awards, and he had actively exhibited in Indonesia and abroad.
His works are collected by museums and prominent collectors in Indonesia and abroad. He is one of the most awaited guest in world class prestigious exhibitions.