john martono

John Martono

John Martono graduated from the Faculty of Art and Design at Bandung Institute of Technology with a Major in Textile Design. Since graduating, he has remained a loyal creative in the realm of textile and continues to fill the void of exhibiting artists in this genre. His works document his 10-year long journey in exploring silk, both synthetic and natural. Silk is not only a rare material for artistic expression, but it is also incredibly unpredictable and has a certain flatness that is more difficult to work past than canvas. However, John masterfully controls the pigments of the paint so that they seep into the large pores of the silk – allowing it to be shaped in such a way as to break away from the common standards of abstract painting on canvas. Not only does John paint on silk, he also weaves giving it a rich texture and in some cases, building certain images and associations. Composed in bright colors –the psychedelic “colors of the 70s” as he called them- John’s silk paintings are produced through a series of unique creative processes. He rejoices through these processes while listening to the blues, his favorite music, his “vitamin,” as he refers to it. In general, John’s paintings reflect his spiritual experience. Not only do they represent joyous and pleasurable moments, but they also depict his darker memories and experiences.
There is also a large, diverse range of John's art prints available at artscope.com.au

close to the edge 2 an original artwork by john martono

"Close To The Edge #2" an original artwork by John Martono

Painting on silk with hand embroidery

$3,990 AUD
106x116cm Framed
rainbow bridge an original artwork on silk by john martono

"Rainbow Bridge" an original artwork on silk by John Martono

Painting on silk with hand embroidery

$2,990 AUD
104x104 Framed
close to the edge 1 an original artwork by john martono

"Close To The Edge #1" an original artwork by John Martono

Painting on silk with hand embroidery

$3,990 AUD
106x116cm Framed
kabuki 2 an original artwork by john martono

"Kabuki #2" an original artwork by John Martono

Painting on silk with hand embroidery

$2,250 AUD
54x104cm Framed
genesis an original artwork by john martono

"Genesis" an original artwork by John Martono

Painting on silk with hand embroidery

$2,990 AUD
104x104cm Framed
exodus 1 an original painting on silk by john martono

"Exodus #1" an original painting on silk by John Martono

Painting on silk with hand embroidery

$3,990 AUD
84x144cm Framed
happiness an original painting by john martono

"Happiness" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$2,990 AUD
104x104cm Framed
exodus 2 an original painting on silk by john martono

"Exodus #2" an original painting on silk by John Martono

Painting on silk with hand embroidery

$3,990 AUD
84x144cm Framed
the soul of happiness an original painting by john martono

"The Soul of Happiness" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$2,990 AUD
104x104cm Framed
sunrise in paradise an original painting by john martono

"Sunrise In Paradise" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$2,990 AUD
104x104cm Framed
the blue happiness serenade an original painting by john martono

"The Blue Happiness Serenade" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$2,990 AUD
104x104cm Framed
follow me an original painting by john martono

"Follow Me" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$7,990 AUD
185x125cm
perpetual motion an original painting by john martono

"Perpetual Motion" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$8,990 AUD
204x144cm Framed
happy forever an original painting by john martono

"Happy Forever" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$7,990 AUD
185x125
to breath every breath of life an original painting by john martono

"To Breath Every Breath of Life" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$8,990 AUD
204x124cm Framed
moonlight journey an original painting by john martono

"Moonlight Journey" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$3,990 AUD
155x105cm Framed
early morning an original painting by john martono

"Early Morning" an original painting by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in a cashew shadow line frame

$1,295 AUD
54x54cm Framed
the wonder of night an original painting by john martono

"The Wonder of Night" an original painting by John Martono

Framed Silk Painting featuring hand stitching.

$2,990 AUD
104x104cm Framed
selamat pagi an original painting by john martono

"Selamat Pagi" an original painting by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in a cashew shadow line frame

$1,295 AUD
54x54cm Framed
hip-notize an original painting by john martono

"HIP-Notize" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$3,990 AUD
104x154cm
imagine an original painting on silk by john martono

"Imagine" an original painting on silk by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$1,295 AUD
54x54cm Framed
move on

"Move On"

Mixed Media on silk.

$1,295 AUD
54x54cm Framed
struck an original painting on silk by john martono

"Struck" an original painting on silk by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$1,295 AUD
54x54cm Framed
mysterious traveller an original painting on silk by john martono

"Mysterious Traveller" an original painting on silk by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$1,295 AUD
54x54cm Framed
erupt an original painting on silk by john martono

"erupt" an original painting on silk by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$1,295 AUD
54x54cm Framed
tempest an original painting on silk by john martono

"Tempest" an original painting on silk by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$1,295 AUD
54x54cm Framed
the last time an original painting on silk by john martono

"the last time" an original painting on silk by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$3,990 AUD
155 x 104 cm Framed
happiness rider by john martono

"Happiness Rider" by John Martono

paint on silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$3,990 AUD
154 x 104 cm Framed
happiness on fire an original painting on silk by john martono

"Happiness on Fire" an original painting on silk by John Martono

paint on silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$3,990 AUD
154 x 104 cm Framed
hello i love you an original painting on silk by john martono

"Hello, I Love You" an original painting on silk by John Martono

paint on silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$3,990 AUD
154 x 104 cm Framed
come back to me by an original painting on silk by john martono

"Come Back To Me" by an original painting on silk by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$2,990 AUD
100x100cm
golden journey an original painting on silk by john martono

"Golden Journey" an original painting on silk by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in a mocha shadow line frame

$3,990 AUD
154x104 cm Framed
blues series the blues and me by john martono

"Blues Series" "The Blues and Me" by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$3,990 AUD
154x104cm Framed
scattered amongst gold an original painting on silk by john martono

"Scattered Amongst Gold" an original painting on silk by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$1,295 AUD
54x54cm Framed
molten world an original painting by john martono

"Molten World" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$1,295 AUD
54x54cm Framed
imagine an original painting by john martono

"Imagine" an original painting by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$1,295 AUD
54x54cm Framed
dreamer an original painting on silk by john martono

"Dreamer" an original painting on silk by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$3,990 AUD
154 x 104 cm Framed
light of my life an original painting on silk by john martono

"light of my life" an original painting on silk by John Martono

paint on silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$3,990 AUD
104x140cm
purple journey an original silk painting by john martono

"purple journey" an original silk painting by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$2,990 AUD
104 x 104 cm Framed
dont let me be misunderstood by john martono

"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by John Martono

paint on silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$3,990 AUD
150 x 100 cm
goodbye by john martono

"Goodbye" by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$2,990 AUD
100x100cm
the soul of happiness

the soul of happiness

paint on silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

100 x 100 cm
soulful by john martono

"Soulful" by John Martono

paint on silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$2,990 AUD
100x100cm Framed
broken wings 1 by john martono

"Broken Wings #1" by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$2,990 AUD
100x100cm
broken wings 2 by john martono

"Broken Wings #2" by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$2,990 AUD
100x100cm
the rules of happiness an original painting on silk by john martono

"the rules of happiness" an original painting on silk by John Martono

paint on silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$2,990 AUD
104x104cm Framed
happiness catcher by john martono

"Happiness Catcher" by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$3,990 AUD
100 x 150 cm
right here an original painting on silk by john martono

"Right Here" an original painting on silk by John Martono

Framed Silk Painting on Canvas

$1,250 AUD
55x55cm
small you and green by john martono

Small "You and Green" by John Martono

painting on silk with hand embroidery, housed in mocha wood shadow line frame

$1,295 AUD
55x55cm Framed
small  happiness ii  by john martono

Small " Happiness II " by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$1,295 AUD
50x50cm
inside us by john martono

"Inside Us" by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$2,990 AUD
100x100cm
sing all the way by john martono

"Sing All The Way" by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$2,990 AUD
100x100cm

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journey blues by john martono

"Journey Blues" by John Martono

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$3,990 AUD
104x154cm
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amoretti an original painting on silk by john martono

"Amoretti" an original painting on silk by John Martono

Mixed Media on silk.

$8,990 AUD
204x124cm
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orange happiness

orange happiness

painted silk with hand embroidery, framed in mocha shadowline frame

$8,990 AUD
150 x 140cm

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