1995 was the era where Veri Apriyatno was undergoing his 5th semester of Art Studies at the Faculty of Art and Design, Institute of Technology Bandung, majoring in Fine Arts, Painting Studio. Veri began his creative exploration on wax or paraffin block here.
The inspiration came when his dorm’s bathroom lightbulb went out, caused by the water splashes, one of his dorm mate lights on candles as the only light source, since the windowless bathroom was always dark. Uniquely, when the candles were attached to the wall, the burned traces of flames created artistic linear soot throughout the entire bathroom wall. The daily sights inspires him to bring this creative sight into life. He then poured this idea to other media in his campus studio.