Hello, how are you? It's a pleasure to meet you. Let me introduce myself. My name is Agus Suwage.
Drink, music, women and animals I like them all a lot better than writing. I am not too fond of abstract painting or economics either.
The smell of earth in the garden after rain, the smell of a baby's breath and the feathers of a dove - these are the things difficult both to write about and to paint
(Agus Suwage, This Room of Mine: The Paintings of Agus Suwage, solo exhibition catalogue, Galeri Lontar, Jakarta, 1997)