M.A. Roziq

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 metaphors built up from ordinary daily objects and toys. Sometimes he chooses the subjects of his photography covered in fluffy, but volatile and short-lived soap bubbles, while the other times the subjects are completely frozen in ice. Before Roziq can make even photograph of the iced objects, he must first of all make the ice made of pure of coloured frozen water. He creates ice cubes, smooth blocks, shapes and even complete elaborated sculptures. The translucent ice gives a fascinating look to the sealed objects, distorts the image but also enhances the contrast by the quality of light, blurring their original purpose and giving them different meaning.

By choosing ice as a symbol of preserving, Roziq finds a way to comment on the current societal questions in a fresh and humorous manner. No wonder that he has been selected several times to exhibit his works at the ArtJog, the most important contemporary art festival in Indonesia.

Lampung, 28 September 1978

2002 Diploma Fine Art Photography, Akademi Desain Visi Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition “Durasi Kebenaran” Nalarroepa Ruang Seni Yogyakarta

Solo Exhibition “Gift For My Children” Via-Via Café Yogyakarta

Group Exhibitions (last 5 Years)


KunstRAI, Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam
Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands
First Art Fair, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands


Affordable Art Amsterdam, Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam

Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
Exhibition “VICE VERSA” Galeri Rumah Jati Yogyakarta
Contemporary Art Exhibition At Jogja Contemporary Yogyakarta
Visual Exhibition “ Alam Benda dan Gambar Lainnya” Museum Dan Tanah Liat Yogyakarta
Mandiri ARTJOG9 “Universal Influence” Jogja Nasional Museum Yogyakarta
“DIALOG” Jogja Village inn Hotel Yogyakarta
“LOREM IPSUM :Sisyphus and the Stone” Sangkring Art Project Yogyakarta
PAPERU (ng)impi(an) FKY 28 Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
“ Mandiri Sahabat Negeri” Mandiri Art Charity, Graha Bimasena Jakarta
“WhArt Now?” Traveling Exhibition with Art Xchange Gallery, Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta ; Galeri Prima Kuala Lumpur ; Art Xchange Gallery Singapore
Imago Mundi “Island of the Imagination” Bentara Budaya Bali
AKAP “Kebersamaan” Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta
Imago Mundi “Island of the Imagination” Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta

“Revitalisasi “ Museum H.Widayat Magelang Jawa Tengah
Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
“Yogya Open Studio” Nalarroepa Studio Yogyakarta
“Reborn Everytime” Sangkring Art Space Yogyakarta
“Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity (Art Humanity)” At Praestigium Italia
“Lost in Colors#1” Artotel Surabaya
“Drawn to Experience V2” POP Gallery, Brisbane Australia
“Bukti” Visi Gallery Yogyakarta
“Keajaiban Kecil” At Nalarroepa Ruang Seni Yogyakarta
The 30 th ASROPA international art Exhibition, W Gallery in Gunsan South Korea
BANK ART FAIR, Singapore

“ISI ISI” Kemang 58 Gallery Jakarta
“The Work Without Border”#2 Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
"Bangun Jiwo” Lapak 36 Yogyakarta
"Legacies Of Power” Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
"KSATRIA” Musium Bank Indonesia Yogyakarta
"On Klik” Balai Pemajangan dan Keseharian Yogyakarta
"Rupa-Rupa Seni Rupa “ Nandur Srawung” Taman Budaya Yogyakarta2013 Exhibition“Dongeng Garuda” Sallie Café Yogyakarta
"LARDE Vol.1” Independent Art Space & Management Yogyakarta
“Sweet Seventeen” Via-Via Café Yogyakarta

Exhibition “The Work Without Border” Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta
ArtJog13 “Maritim Culture” Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
“non-EXPRESSION” Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah
“Territories of Self” Rumahku Art Café Magelang2012 Exhibition “Hyperfocal Distance” Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta

ArtJog12 “Looking East” Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
“Small Series#1” Independent Art Space & Management Yogyakarta
“Jejak di Punggung Khatulistiwa” Gallery STSRD VISI Yogyakarta
Photography exhibition” Lokananta Festival” Solo Jawa Tengah


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Hengki Koentjoro

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 plunged him into the professional arena of video production and fine art photography. Childhood introduction to camera on his 11th birthday is by now an earnest love affair that involves an elaborate choreography of composition, texture, shapes and lines.

Upon his return to Indonesia, Hengki settles in Jakarta as a freelance videographer and video editor for nature documentaries and corporate profiles. Delving into what he believes to be his true purpose in life's journey of expression, he indulges himself in the art of black and white photography on the side. Exploring along the borderlines of light and shadow, yin and yang. Celebrating complexity in the minimalist, while diving into the spiritual in the physical.

Hengki Koentjoro is named one of Hasselblad Ambassadors.

"Photography can never be separated from the aspects of making the common things unusual, welcoming the unexpected, indulging and embracing ourselves with the joy of photography"—Hengki Koentjoro, 2013

24 March, 1963 in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Kanisius High School, 1977 - 1981 — Jakarta, Indonesia
Brooks Institute of Photography, 1987 - 1990 — California, USA


Hasselblad Ambassador:



Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
First Art Fair, Amsterdam


Photo Exhibition & Art Talk, LUMAS, Singapore
Middle East Exposures, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Irvine, California, USA
Wonder Foto Day, Taipei, Taiwan
Photo Exhibition, Tobin Ohashi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands
First Art Fair, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands


Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands
Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Belgium, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands

2016 October
Unseen Amsterdam
“Art Laren” Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands

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Iswanto Soerjanto

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, stepping outside the traditional boundary of the modern digital camera.

While other photography artists experimenting with the digital forms of photography, Iswanto Soerjanto goes back to the old camera obscura, antique tintype photography, glass photographic plates eventually omitting the negatives, and using unusual chemicals and different ways of processing the photo-sensitive paper. The majority of his artworks consist of chemigrams and cyanotypes.

Chemigram (link to Wikipedia for the definition) is a method to produce work on photo-sensitive paper using all kinds of chemicals with or without light exposure. Due to the absence of physical or digital negatives (or positives) there is no possibility to reproduce or reprint the photos, hence the works are all unique pieces.

Cyanotye is a photographic process that produces a cyan-blue print. While cyanotype method allows reproduction from drawings, other printed media or many sorts of other materials, due to the method of creating the artwork, most of the cyanotype artworks are also unique pieces. Note that all Iswanto Soerjanto's cyanotype works are unique pieces.


Law School
Brooks Institute of Photography, California, USA

Solo Exhibition

"Re-Definition" – Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia

Group Exhibition

"On/Out Of Paper" – Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
KunstRAI Amsterdam – Gallery Lukisan
Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
First Art Fair, Amsterdam

"From the Archives", Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
ART JAKARTA, The Ritz Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place Ballroom

Why are we doing What we r doing? – Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

"Beyond Photography", Ciputra Artpreneur Center, Jakarta

Garis Art Space, Jakarta

Garis Art Space, Bali

Nine Art Gallery, Yogyakarta

"PHOTOMORGANA" Photography Exhibition held by Professional Photographer Association of Indonesia (APPI)

"INSPIRATION" Photography Exhibition held by Professional Photographer Association of Indonesia (APPI)


Artist's statement (by Iswanto Soerjanto)

The relationship between what we perceive as visually recognizable and what is considered abstract is fascinating. In our daily life, we encounter many different environments, each of which has its own impact on us. I believe that everything in the world can be broken.down into multiple layers or elements of abstraction and pattern.
I am interested in the history of photography, the beginning we have the ability to capture an image and to preserve it permanently. Photography as a process of chemical reactions that involve light, light-sensitive material, and photographic chemicals. This is what I do to create my works, recording light and convert it into an abstract reality. These photos do not depict something, apart from the photo itself.

Basically, I use almost anything that can be functioned as a resist in order to control the amount of light hitting the photo paper and later dipping the photo paper into the chemical simultaneously and not to follow the ordinary steps. This western print making process is very much similar to javanese batik print making that has been exsisted in Indonesian culture for many generations, but instead of drawing a batik pattern, I initiate the light to draw on their own and let chemical reactions form the image. My control of making the image is minimum.

Chemigram as an alternative photography process was first discovered by a Belgian artist named Pierre Cordier in 1956 and then rolled all over the world.

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Autographed by Hengki Koentjoro

Format Size: 28 x 24 cm (Portrait)
Pages: 96 (plus 12 page booklet), in duotone black & white
Language: English
Photos: 48
Hardcover, Tipped-in Photos, Foil stamping

Launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2015 by Afterhours Books. MONOHYDRA is a fine-art, black-and-white underwater photography book. This beautifully bound book isa fine testament to Hengki’s expertise and unparalleled mastery in underwater monochromatic photography, complete with a special foreword by world-renowned American fine-art photographer Michael Kenna and fine-art gallerist Bob Tobin. 


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