Maryanto creates evocative, black and white paintings, drawings, and installations that undermine the romantic language of traditional landscape painting to examine socio-political structures in the physical sites that he situates his works. Through fable-like and theatrical settings, these landscapes are subjected to the whim of colonizers and capitalists through technological development, industrialization, pollution of the land and exploitation of its natural resources. Maryanto graduated from the Faculty of Fine Art, Indonesia Institute of the Art, Yogyakarta in 2005, and completed a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2013. Recent notable exhibitions include ‘Permanent Osmosis’, LIR Space, Yogyakarta (2019, solo); ‘A Journey of Forking Paths’, Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2019, solo); ‘On the Shoulders of Fallen Giants: 2nd Industrial Art Biennial’, Labin, Croatia (2018); ‘Behind the Terrain’, Koganei Art Spot Chateau, Tokyo (2018). Maryanto was born in Jakarta. He now lives and works in Yogyakarta.