John Martono is an internationally acclaimed Indonesian artist and textile designer whose works have featured in Indonesia, Australia, USA and Thailand. His swirling abstracts with a mix of painting and hand embroidery on silk 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.
The vibrancy of his colours and the dramatic brush strokes on large silk rolls creates unpredictable effects through the meticulously planned compositions. His smooth, flowing, hand painted and hand embroidered collection built over a decade, is his contribution to textile art.
His art works have received wide fame and have been exhibited and collected across the world at hotels, airports, corporate offices, and privately.
A graduate at the Faculty of Art and Design at Bandung Institute of Technology with a Major in Textile Design, he also teaches at his alma mater.
Achievement Award in The Work and Innovation, ITB Bandung, Indonesia, 2017.
“The Journey Of Happiness” Sunrise Art Gallery 2019-2020
At Hilton Bandung 2017
Bentara Budaya Jakarta
Art Basel, Miami, Florida, 2016
Solo Exhibitions, Bangkok Thailand 2014
John martono’s Exhibitions at Tusk Gallery, Melbourne 2013
Solo exhibitions at Royal Cunlan Hotel Kuala lumpur,Malaysia 2013
John’s Exhibitions: Kuala lumpur , malaysia 2013
Art Taipei,Studio-ID Art Gallery 2021
Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2014
International Hand Embroidery Exhibitions, Tsinhua University China, 2014
Tusk Gallery , March 2014 Melbourne