John Martono

John Martono | Indonesia

Martono’s swirling abstracts with a mix of painting and hand embroidery on silk, certainly brings a new and different perspective within Indonesia’s contemporary fine arts. The combination of textile science, embroidery, and painting on silk that requires a special technique, became John’s trademark for self-expression. Known mostly as a textile designer, and with his years of experience as a textile lecturer, as well as an MA in Design from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), it is amazing to see how John’s brilliant mind is able to concoct and combine all these elements together to create beautiful artworks.

Artist statement:

“The Journey of Happiness” is a realization of a process that after all this time conceptualizing and working in fine arts and on itself brings its own happiness. Throughout the various situations that accompany this creative process, this is what I call happiness.

Situations in the form of individual feelings become stimuli for work that is born with an intensity of process from time to time. A situation that exists outside of my experience can become a source of inspiration, and one of my methods is that I have to distance myself from all these events, in order to achieve perspective. In essence, thinking about appearance in an imaginative context is the search for knowledge on a broad horizon.

Please enjoy my artworks and may they bring you happiness.

The Journey of Happiness 11

2020
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
40 x 200cm

*Exclusive to Tyrrell Art Gallery*

£2,500.00

The Journey of Happiness 10

2020
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
45 x 45cm

*Exclusive to Tyrrell Art Gallery*

£900.00

The Journey of Happiness 9

2020
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
65 x 85cm

*Exclusive to Tyrrell Art Gallery*

£1,800.00

The Journey of Happiness 8

2020
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
65 x 85cm

*Exclusive to Tyrrell Art Gallery*

£1,800.00

The Journey of Happiness 7

2020
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
30 x 21cm

*Exclusive to Tyrrell Art Gallery*

£750.00

The Journey of Happiness 6

2020
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
30 x 21cm

*Exclusive to Tyrrell Art Gallery*

£750.00

The Journey of Happiness 4

2020
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
200 x 140cm

£3,000.00

The Journey of Happiness 3

2020
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
200 x 140cm

£3,000.00

The Circle of Happiness 2

2020
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
Diameter 120cm

£2,800.00

The Journey of Happiness 5

2019
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
200 x 140cm

£3,000.00

Happiness 1

2019
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
100 x 100cm

£2,300.00

The Circle of Happiness 1

2019
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
Diameter 100cm

£2,500.00

The Journey of Happiness 2

2019
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
200 x 140cm

£3,000.00

The Journey of Happiness 1

2020
Painting on silky canvas with hand embroidery
Unstretched
400 x 200cm

£9,250.00

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