Artists Represented

Abdi Setiawan

Abdi Setiawan’s work is installation-based, and features half or life-size sculptures of everyday Indonesians in various social settings. A very skillful wood carver, he makes mainly wooden sculptures along with fibre glass hand-painted unique replicas or editions. His rendering of the figures are not only realistic but also…
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Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah

Next to his artistic activities, Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah currently also works as editor (Koordinator Liputan/Korlip) at Tabloid Cempaka and illustrator at Suara Merdeka Group. Born: Tegal, May 25, 1976 Education: Sarjana Hukum Islam (SHI) Fakultas Syariah, IAIN Walisongo Semarang List of Artworks by Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah  
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Afdhal

Afdhal experiments with non-traditional combinations of materials – sponge, silicon caulk sealant, paint and electricity cables. Many times he also uses waste materials in his artworks. Living in Yogyakarta with his young family, not far from the ever active volcano Mount Merapi, Afdhal is much concerned with the…
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Agung Kurniawan

Agung Kurniawan is one of the most important contemporary artists of Indonesia. He is an artist who works with a variety of media. Agung Kurniawan has developed his artistic work within the field of concrete socio-cultural activism; he believes an artist has more and larger social responsibilities than…
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Agus Prasetyo

Agus Prasetyo’s artworks are an interesting mix of different media. Paintings of wood block prints, mixed media (textile, paper) on canvas. Although Agus Prasetyo creates paintings nowadays, he used to make woodblock prints. Wood-block printing is an ancient method to produce repetitive motifs or text on paper or…
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Arwin Hidayat

Arwin Hidayat combines primitive and contemporary motifs for his works on paper and in his paintings, and also by folk art inspired refined unique batik pieces. Although many of his works are inspired by his personal experiences and thoughts, his works of art can be seen as a…
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Ayu Arista Murti

Ayu Arista Murti is one of the few female artists in Indonesia. Her works evolve around the theme of love and harmony among living organisms. “Nature, in all of her aspects, is beautiful”.In her creative process to achieve an art work, the intellectual thoughts as well as natural…
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Dadang Christanto

Dadang Christanto has spent his career honouring the countless victims of political violence and crimes against humanity. His work expresses the suffering of victims and lays bare the anguish and grief that is endured in silence by those left behind. Despite the raw socio-political nature of his work,…
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Dedy Sufriadi

Dedy Sufriadi has been very active in the Indonesian contemporary art scene, and has to date had over ten solo exhibitions, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. Despite the growing success in his career, this artist has involved himself with many community projects and helps out young artists…
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Eddie Hara

EddiE haRa is one of the few among the Indonesian contemporary artists, who has succeeded in finding a new visualisation vocabulary. His colourful, layered works are a clash between children’s innocence and raw street life, charaterised by the urban murals quality. A mixture of fresh wildness of children’s…
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Hengki Koentjoro

Hengki Koentjoro is an award-winning and accomplished fine-art and landscape photographer, specialising in capturing the spectral domain amidst the shades of black and white. Born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, he proceeded to pursue further education in Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California; an expedition that…
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Heri Kris

Heri Kris studied at FSRD ISI Yogyakarta in 1986. He is regarded one of the important contemporary artists in Indonesia. His first solo exhibition outside Indonesia was in Germany in 1994. Heri Kris participated in several group exhibitions such not only in Indonesia but also in Denmark and…
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Herlambang Bayu Aji

Herlambang Bayu Aji lives and works as an artist, painter and graphic artist since 2010 in Berlin, Germany. During his study, he developed a strong interest in the traditional Indonesian shadow puppet theatre. Shadow puppet performance, also known as shadow puppetry or shadow play, is an ancient form…
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Ida Bagus Putu Purwa

Ida Bagus Putu Purwa’s (or shortly Purwa) concept of art works is his continuous search of freedom. His paintings speak about human bodies in a true search and longing for freedom, realizing that human existence or ones’ due rights was given to them since birth. Although the subjects…
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Indra Dodi

Indra Dodi makes an effort to simulate childlike drawings and joyous spontaneity on his usually large canvases with expressive, art brut, naïve style but with a refined manner. The layered colours, the notion of composition and structures, together with the detailed figures which appear to have their own…
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Iswanto Soerjanto

Iswanto Soerjanto has been working for more than 2 decades as an advertising photographer but is seeking to find other forms of photography. As an experienced photographer he makes high quality photos. His interest in the history of photography and techniques leading him to experiment with the medium,…
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M.A. Roziq

M.A. Roziq sees the photography as a way to express his thoughts and imagination rather than capturing lights and events. One of his teachers at the Photography Academy was Iswanto Soerjanto, a photographer also represented by Gallery Lukisan.Roziq expresses his concern on the degrading life environment by using…
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Maryanto

Born:IndonesiaEducation:to be added to be added List of Artworks by Maryanto  
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Muhammad Syahbandi Samat

Drawing from personal experience and observation, the stupefying technical skills of young artist Syahbandi Samat, using primarily ball-point pens, has been gaining wide attention from the Malaysian art scene in recent years, particularly since winning the 2011 cycle of the Malaysian Emerging Artist Award (MEAA), and more recently,…
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Ngurah Paramartha

Born: Denpasar, 14 October 1974 Education: STSI Denpasar, Bali   List of Artworks by Ngurah Paramartha  
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Nguyen Dinh Vu

Vietnamese painting is mainly a twentieth century phenomenon. In contrast to other Asian countries, Vietnamese artists in the feudal period did not practise the art of painting, but devoted themselves to sculpture and the decoration of temples and pagodas. At the end of the nineteenth century, the French…
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Purnomo

Purnomo is one the very few ceramic artists from Indonesia. Although the subjects of his art are ordinary objects, many times with incredible realistic details, they bear deeper thoughts while at the same time still keep a sense of humour. Purnomo works range from simple individual ceramic objects to…
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Putut Wahyu Widodo

Born: 5 Februari, 1964 in Semarang, Indonesia Education: Jurusan Seni Rupa (Visual Art Department), FPBS, IKIP Semarang, Indonesia (1987) List of Artworks by Putut Wahyu Widodo  
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Rashid Salleh

Rashid Salleh is a self-taught visual artist of Javanese and Indian heritage, born and bred in Singapore. The nature of his work changes over time. His artworks vary from depictions of ordinary subjects to surrealistic, poetic figures on canvas, fabric (batik) and sometimes also on paper. Inspired by…
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Ronald Apriyan

Ronald Apriyan has long been active in the art world and is himself a talented artist. Although his style gradually changes during his lifetime as an artist, his works of art bare witness of his relentless and continuous pursue of expressing (his longing of) the idealistic life in…
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S. Dwi Stya Acong

The works of art of S. Dwi Stya Acong are surrealistic-impressionistic landscapes in which light is captured in short, unblended brushstrokes in vibrant colours and yet subdued contrasts.A recurring theme of the works of S. Dwi Stya Acong, an anonymous lone figure, often man, standing many times turned…
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S.E. Dewantoro

S.E. (Gepeng) Dewantoro’s bizarre drawings and artworks explore and question the relationship of man (human) with his surroundings. A complicated strings of web and thoughts about existence, politics, religion. His depictions of bare flesh and human bodies are intense and some challenge the tough Indonesian censorship. Though he…
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Soni Irawan

As an artist with a formal art education and as a musician, (he was one of the founders of Yogyakarta experimental band Seek Six Sick), Soni Irawan has different approach to create his artworks. His art is greatly influenced by the spirit and energy of rock music, but…
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Ugo Untoro

Born: Purbalingga, Central Java, 1970 Education: The Indonesian Institute of Art (ISI), Yogyakarta. Ugo Untoro held his solo exhibitions at Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta (1996, 1998), Kedai Kebun Gallery, Yogyakarta (1999), Essence Art Gallery, Yogyakarta (2000) and Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta (2002). He participated in several group exhibitions…
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Wahyu Srikaryadi

Wahyu Srikaryadi is an established visual art artist from West-Java, Indonesia. Although he mainly makes paintings, he now also creates some installations and occasionally also sculptures. Starting his art career as an apprentice of Barli Kartasasmita (1982-1989), one of the modern painting masters of Indonesia, he later works…
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Yoga Mahendra

Yoga Mahendra makes bizarre and richly imaginative paintings with figures which in turn are formed by other smaller figures and scenes. The grotesque images look hellish and non-hierachical scenes in undefinable worlds of fantasy. There are street lanterns jutting out through the anatomy of the figure, whose bodies…
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