"The themes of my paintings are everyday life as it happens around me."
"My name is Ida Ratna Ningrum and I was born in Central Java on March 11, 1978. To support my hobby, I graduated from elementary school in 1993 and continued my study to SMSR in Surakarta. I learned painting from my teacher and a senior painter. He, my senior, is my closest friend. He taught me how to paint step by step and with passion. Whenever I need guidance, he is always there for me. There was a time I will never forget - he asked me for a date and since then we are going out together.
"The themes of my paintings are everyday life as it happens around me. Most of my paintings are in a realistic decorative style. Every time I take a walk I observe everything that comes to my sight and, when I find something interesting, I go home right away to transfer it into oil on canvas. I have actively joined some exhibitions, together with my friends from Surakarta. I hope my works will be accepted by art lovers around the world."
A rugby fan, Odong Junaidi captures the excitement of the game as opponents struggle for the ball. Taut bodies grapple in a masterful figure study dedicated to sports. The artist's use of sepia... Read More
Inspired by nature and the charm of country life, Javanese artist Ida Ratna Ningrum paints this lovely composition. Framed against a Javanese mountain range in the distance, a boy eats fruit against a... Read More
Merchants set up shop under awnings in a Balinese town. In the distance, a temple dominates the scene and the lives of the townspeople. Women in sarongs and in contemporary dress move from stall to... Read More
Depicted in lucid color, Balinese arawan, or dragon fish move together, always close. They symbolize loyalty, as they mate for life. They are said to bring good luck and fortune. It is also thought... Read More