Artisan Profiles: Dzakaria

| November 27, 2012

Born in 1933 in Bandung, Dzakaria is such an influential artist in Indonesia. Being an artist was unprecedented for him, as his humble educational beginning was in Mechanical Engineering. At twenty one, Dzakaria migrated to the city with thousands possibilities – Jogja – to pursue his talent in arts at Indonesians Young Artists (S.I.M.) under [...]

Artisan Profiles: M. Yono

| November 27, 2012

Mardiyono, or ‘M. Yono’ as he autographs on all his paintings, was born in Indonesia on September 5, 1955. M. Yono first discovered his passion for Batik since he was a little kid. Growing up in rural village did not equip substantial opportunity for him – or to others for that matter – to hone [...]

Artisan Profiles: Astuti

| November 27, 2012

If Pollock is synonymous to Abstract Expressionism, Picasso to Cubism, Warhol to Pop Art, then Astuti is tantamount to Indonesian Batik Art paintings. Born on March 27, 1935 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Astuti has had over 50 years of experience in letting the world see his world through his melodramatic canvases.  In 1955, Astuti studied at [...]

Artisan Profiles: Agung

| November 27, 2012

Agus Swantoro, or Agung for short, was born in August, 1961. Living in rural hamlet surrounded by ambrosial nature had inspired Agung to immortalize his fond memories on canvas. His depictions of kampong life can be described as somewhat comical yet deeply fascinating. His taste on art is often generic, but recent works have seen [...]