Artists Represented

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…

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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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Herlambang Bayu Aji

Herlambang Bayu Aji is originally from Indonesia, but works and lives since 2010 in Berlin, Germany. He works with various techniques and art genres such as shadow puppets, paintings, education art, installation and graphic art.  Herlambang Bayu Aji developed a strong interest in the traditional Indonesian shadow puppet…

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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, realising 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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Jan Wessendorp

Johannes George (Jan) Wessendorp, born in 1940 in Surabaya (Indonesia), started at the MTS voor de Fotografie en Fototechniek, The Hague before pursuing his artistic desire and education at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, The Haque, specialising in painting, drawing and design technique. He became lecturer in…

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Laura Casas Valle

Laura Casas Valle, a graphic artist based in Arnhem, The Netherlands.  The human figure is a recurring element in her works. Next to this, Laura Casas Valle is firstly fascinated by the etching technique which allows hair-thin lines op paper, and in combination with another technique called aquatint,…

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Nguyễn 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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Prihatmoko Moki

Prihatmoko Moki is a print & silk-screen artist and one of the founders of the Krack! Studio (2012), a studio and gallery focusing on printmaking in Yogyakarta. Other founders are Rudi Hermawan, Sukma Smitha and Australian artist Malcolm Smith. In the same year he was also one of…

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Rony Zakaria

Rony Zakaria is a photographer based in Indonesia. He studied photography at Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara and Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. Zakaria’s work focuses on how historical, sociocultural and religious underpinnings of daily life shape his native country, Indonesia. He has been commissioned by publications like The New…

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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…

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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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PROJECTS WITH

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

The fine graphical lines in Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah’s artworks reflect his background as member of the editor and illustrator at a tabloid and newspaper. 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….

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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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Annemarieke van Peppen

Born: Rotterdam, 1971 Education: Fashion at the Academy of Arts and Industry (AKI) in Enschede Annemarieke van Peppen’s art is characterised by her continous evaluation of the impact of social media on our lives, that shape and challenge our perception of the world in real. She is particularly…

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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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Edith Bons

Edith Bons was born in Indonesia, in the city of Merauke, West-Papua (Irian Jaya). However she grew up in The Netherlands. Graduated from the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten en Vormgeving Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands, and is active as visual artist since 1985. In her art, Edith Bons deliberately…

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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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Juni Pattimahu Kusumanto

Juni Pattimahu-Kusumanto (1957) was born in Bandung, Indonesia, and migrated at the age of twelve to the Netherlands, where she attended St. Joost Breda Academy of Arts in 1990-1995. Believing in the nonviolence[1] philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi as the only way to find the harmony among different and often…

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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…

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Maryanto

With his activist art, Maryanto has gained international recognition, a number of international art collaboration projects and exhibitions in important art events. His works come into existence from his deep desire to expose the negative ecological damage human brings into the nature and to the living environment. Maryanto…

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Ngurah Paramartha

Ngurah Paramartha is a Balinese artist who works rather differently than his island contemporaries. In stead of creating strong Balinese rooted works, he only uses this immersing culture merely as a point of departure for his rather humorous paintings. Born: Denpasar, 14 October 1974 Education: STSI Denpasar, Bali…

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Olexandr Pinchuk

Born: Ukraine, 1986 Education: Master of Laws, studied at the International Law Institute and Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Since 2013, Olexandr Pinchuk has been engaged in object art and is a teacher and speaker for students in the field of interior and object design. Participant of contemporary…

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Putut Wahyu Widodo

Putut Wahyu Widodo is an artist living and working in Semarang, Indonesia. His works reflect his background as a journalist and editor of one of the leading newspaper in Java. He finds his inspiration in news and media events. The blurry images in his paintings are reminiscences of…

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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.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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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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Yang Seungwook

Talented and brave young Korean photographer. Winner of the 2019 Pride Photo Award with his series “Play Toy” at the Pride Photo Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Next to this series, he also gets a Special Mention for his other contribution series “Badasses”. His photo series are a proof of his…

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Yoga Mahendra

The works by Yoga Mahendra show the influence and the artist’s affinity with hardrock, comic strips and science-fiction. Mahendra makes bizarre and richly imaginative paintings with grotesque figures built by other smaller figures or objects. The clusters of the figures are similar to pareidolia in the paintings by…

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