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 conflicting interests of many people in the world, she herself seeks to find this harmony in her art. The balance but also duality between light and darkness always present in her works.

More recent works put nature more central, showing the artist’ deep concern towards the ecological crises that increasingly confront life on planet earth. In these later works, Juni has chosen the rainforest ecological system as a metaphor of harmony and balancing acts of the different creatures, including humans. These works seem also to tell that there is no rigid divide between the conscious and the unconscious; both make part of one ecological entity.

Working on various media ranging from charcoal to acrylic paint on paper or canvas, she recently uses transparent garment fabric such as tulle, chiffon or organza as media to convey her ideas, with yarn as threading lines and coloured planes. The thin structure of the fabric emphasises the duality of the strength and at the same time the vulnerability of the used materials.

[1] Nonviolence is the personal practice of not causing harm to others under any condition. It may come from the belief that hurting people, animals and/or the environment is unnecessary to achieve an outcome and it may refer to a general philosophy of abstention from violence. It may be based on moral, religious or spiritual principles, but also the reasons for it may be purely strategic or pragmatic. [source: Wikipedia]

1957 in Bandung, Indonesia.

St. Joost Breda Academy of Arts in 1990-1995

Artworks by Juni Pattimahu Kusumanto

Artist Bio


Galerie Lukisan, Bergen op Zoom

Kunst in Monumenten, Bergen op Zoom
De Boshut Annatopia, Baarle Nassau

Galerie Arsis, Bergen op Zoom

Atelier 1888, Schijf
Galerie G-achttien 88, Baarland

Atelier 1888, Schijf
New York Hall of Science, New York (USA)

Bosch Open Expositie het Kruithuis, ’s Hertogenbosch
New York Hall of Science, New York (USA)

Kunstbeurs Rotterdam

Artotheek 18, Roosendaal
Het Noordbrabantsmuseum ‘s Hertogenbosch
Het Breda’s museum

Kunst onder 1 dak, Roosendaal
Galerie G-achttien 88, Baarland
Expositie “War Child”, Roosendaal

Stadsgalerie Breda
P Arts, Zeist
Project Schaduw, Roosendaal

Kunst onder 1 dak, Wenneker/Roosendaal
A sea full of art, Middelburg
Kunst-Vriendelijk, Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal

Galerie Schouwburg de Kring, Roosendaal
Palawija i.s.m. dichter Albert Hagenaars

Galerie G-achttien 88, Baarland
Days of art, Heerle

Project Ten Strijde, Roosendaal
Atelier 1888, Schijf
Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal
Galerie Cemara 6, Jakarta (Indonesia)

Expositie “the sixties” Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal
Bisdomhuis, Bisdom Breda
Atelier 1888, Schijf

Opdracht Cultuurbureau Roosendaal voor cultuur- en aanmoedigingsprijs
Galerie Barendrecht, Barendrecht

Project S&L zorg , Kunstroute Anders bekeken, Roosendaal
Project West Brabant St. Janskerk, Roosendaal
Fort Sabina, Willemstad/Heiningen
Project “Hemelse sferen”, Roosendaal

Museum Nusantara, Delft
World Art Gallery, Delft
Open atelierroute, Roosendaal

Galerie Très Art, Breda
Gemeentehuis Roosendaal

Galerie Très Art, Breda
Tekenmanifestatie, Kunsthuis 13, Velp

Het Markiezenhof, Bergen op Zoom
Open atelierroute, Roosendaal
Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal

Oecumenischcentrum (7 haagse kerken), Den Haag

Social Project

Project Moringa Oleifera, Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

New York Hall of Science, New York (USA)
Project Moringa Oleifera with schools in New York
In 2016, I participated in the exhibition “Food” held by SciArt at the New York Hall of Science in New York, USA, where I shared a drawing of the Moringa Oleifera tree, also called ‘the miracle tree’. The tree, very rich in vitamins and minerals, grows in arid areas in large parts of Asia and Africa is a useful tree not only in developing countries against malnutrition, but also in the West where essential nutritional values of food products have decreased, due to, among other matters, monocultures and fast breeding species. The tree is highly purposeful because different parts of the tree can be used including as food and for healing of ailments and purifying of polluted water. (Text by Juni P. Kusumanto)

Kunstkameraden Cultuurkantine, Breda

Kunstkameraden Cultuurkantine, Breda

Auction waterproject Indonesië, Rotterdam

Auction for children with cancer Tilburg, Roosendaal

Graffiti project with youth, Roosendaal


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