Irwanto Lentho

"Art is the process of living life by documenting the beauty of life whether happy or sad. Thus, art is the harmony between reality and imagination."

Born: Sukoharjo, 4 April 1979

Studies: Institute of Art, Yogyakarta

Works: For Lentho, painting becomes one of the therapy to live life. By painting, Lentho wants to stop the moment and document it, for him, he also finds solace in it and painting helps him solve the problem that comes in his daily life. His story in his painting are mostly influenced by the surrounding phenomenon that he faces, such as his concern for the environment and satire of the political situation in the country.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011 The woodcutter, Bentara Budaya Jakarta
  • 2011 The woodcutter, Balai Soedjatmiko Solo
  • 2011 The woodcutter, Bentara Budaya Bali
  • 2011 The woodcutter, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
  • 2006 Absurd Graphic Anniversary, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
  • 2005 Graphic Art Final Work, Indonseian Institute of Art ISI Yogyakarta

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 Rest Area, Galery Nasional Jakarta
  • 2016 NuArt Sculpture Park Bandung
  • 2015 Indonesia Art Award 2015, Gallery Nasional Jakarta
  • 2014 Socio- Landscape, National Museum of Cambodia
  • 2013 Maritime Culture, 13th Art Jog Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
  • 2012 Jakarta Art Awards
  • 2011 Bazaar art Andi'Gallery,The Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place Jakarta
  • 2007 Jogja Printmaking, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
  • 2008 Hello Print, Edwin's Gallery Jakarta
  • 2009 Indonesian Today, Linda Gallery Singapore
  • 2010 Monoprint : In Between Stream, Andi Gallery, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town Jakarta
  • 2011 Dual Printmaking Circus The Greatest Show On Art, Sogan Gallery Singapura 


  • 2001 Finalist Philip Morris ART AWARD
  • 2006 Finalist Triennial Graphic Art II Indonesia
  • 2009 2 Winner of Graphic Triennial Indonesia III
  • 2010 Nominee Indonesia Art Award
  • 2012 Finalist of Jakarta Art Awards
  • 2015 Nominee GG Indonesia Art Award

About the Artist

Lentho graduated from Indonesia Institue of Art Yogyakarta. He has uniqe style of painting , he mostly does wood cut technique by using hardboard. Lentho presents his artwork in two panels (canvas and hardboard). His story, in his paintings are mostly influenced by the surrounding phenomenon that he faces in daily life, such as his concern about the environment and satire of the political situations in his country . Lentho has joind a lot of solo and group exhibition in the country as well as in Singapore and Cambodia . Lentho, in his work, has strong character and consistency in choosing colors. Without being depressive, dark colors are dominant in his artwork.