“Art is the calling from my soul to express my emotion”

Born: Cilacap, March 5th, 1982

Studies: Indonesian Art of Institute, Yogyakarta


Lukman is inspired by Indonesian painters such as Fajar Sidik, Nyoman Gunarsa, Nyoman Erawan and also world wide famous painter, Pablo Picasso. These painters inspired Lukman to paint abstract with decorative expressive style which adopt some of their colors,strokes, shapes and composition. In the begining of his creative process, Lukman often used wayang as his object then he lately often visualize nature and ornaments on his canvas such as trees, leaves, flowers and also traditional javaness architectures and decoration. For his concept, Lukman mostly gets idea from his daily life experiences.

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2010 Charity Exhibition, “Jogjaku Bangkit Jogjaku Megah”, Jogja National Museum
  • 2010 “Jogja Bangkit dan Istimewa”, Collective painting, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
  • 2010 “Endaning Syukur Lan Sabar”, Taman Budaya Surakarta
  • 2011 “Merapi Charity”, Hotel Seraton Yogya
  • 2011 Collective painting Sanggar Bambu “Tribute to Chairil Anwar”, Tugu Train Station, Yogyakarta
  • 2012 Colllective Painting Sanggar Bambu, “Refleksi Melintas Batas”, Jogja Galery Yogyakarta
  • 2012 “Hi June”, Galery Tujuh Bintang Yogyakarta
  • 2012 “Migunaning Tumraping Lian”, Art Space Umbularjo, Yogyakarta
  • 2013 “Earth Day”, Rumah Perahu Art Foundation Yogyakarta
  • 2013 “Babaran”, Asdrafi Art Space Yogyakarta
  • 2013 “Suka Pare Suka” di museum Affandi Yogyakarta
  • 2014 KRIDARO Group Exhibition “Explanation”, RSS (Rumah Seni Sidoarum Gallery), Yogyakarta
  • 2014 ARTJOG2014, “Perupa Kulon Ring Road”, RSS (Rumah Seni Sidoarum) Yogyakarta
  • 2014 “MASREJO Mental Revolution”, Gallery 678, Jakarta
  • 2014 “MASREJO Revolusi Mental #2”, Museum Affandi, Yogyakarta
  • 2015 “Nandur Srawung #2”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
  • 2015 “Dies Natalis 2”. UGM University, Yogyakarta
  • 2016 “MOV ART #!”, Tahun Mas Art Gallery, Yogyakarta
  • 2016 “Nandur Srawung #4”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
  • 2017 “Pameran Poskat”, Duyong Art Gallery, Terengganu Malaysia
  • 2017 “Togetherness”, Pendopo Art Space, Yogyakarta 

Solo Exhibitions: 

  • “Lukboy, Lukman, Lukiman”, Selly Coffee Shop, Yogyakarta 


  • 2002 Pratita Adikarya Best Painting, SMSR Fine Art Senior High School, Yogyakarta
  • 2002 10 Best Nominee, National Painting Competition, “Seni dan Budaya Indonesia/ Indonesia Art and Culture”, Jakarta 

About the Artist:

Born in Cilacap in 1982, Lukman started to paint since his childhood. Lukman’s uncle, Nasirun is a famous painter in Indonesia who lives in Yogyakarta, whom inspired and supported Lukman to paint and then suggested Lukman to go to Art Senior High School (SMSR) in Yogyakarta. After grauated from SMSR, Lukman then continued to study in Indonesia Art institute of Yogyakarta (ISI). After graduated from ISI, Lukman then decided to be a full time artist and live in Yogyakarta until today.