Saturday, May 15, 2010

Krijono was born 1951 into an artist family in 1951 in Jakarta. His mother is a Batik Factory owner and his father is a painting collector who owns Harris Art Gallery. He developed a deep love for the arts through his early exposure. In 1970, Krijono studied at the Indonesia Academy of Art (ASRI), Yogyakarta. The artist uses bright colors, spontaneous brush strokes and bold lines in his striking expressionistic paintings. Regarding the use of colors, Krijono feels he can choose any color and use it to satisfy the needs of his creation, and refusing to mix colors to create new colors. "I am a painter, not a paint mixer" He once said. Krijono has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan

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