Artist Story
Krijono, was born in 1951 into an artist family in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1951, his father was a painting collector who owned the Harris Art Gallery and his mother owns a batik factory. Not surprising his style has been influenced by the techniques of batik. Although batik usually uses earthen tones and subdued colours, there are some batik artists who used bright, psychedelic colours.


Krijono received his first formal training in art at the Academy of Art of Yogyakarta. He experimented with different mediums including batik, oil, acrylics and even fused traditional paintings and Kimono paintings as a batik combination whilst training in Tokyo.


His art works are often brightly coloured and expressive, just like his own larger than life personality. His dramatic and flamboyant works have been exhibited extensively around the world, including Italy and Paris. Krijono moved to Ubud in Bali and transformed his style to strong modern expression full of colours reflecting the Balinese surroundings.


Kriyono passed away at the end of November 2011.