Septian Harriyoga currently resides in Bandung, West Java. He completed his education at the Sculpture Department, Faculty of Art and Design, ITB in 2004.
His sculptures are made from andesite stone, steel, aluminum, and duralium. He places great emphasis on the process of creation, an important aspect of the workshop/studio tradition. He very much enjoys the process of cleaving stones, cutting duralumin, shaping them, smoothing and polishing them. Thus, his sculptures appear highly refined, but at the same time still playing with many form-related associations. In addition to sparking a variety of interpretations, these forms become part of Septian’s explorations into kinetic art, a genre that is currently drawing the interest of Indonesia’s contemporary artists. Light and levitated forms, and forms replete with curves but devoid of angles; they imply that certain forces are at work in his sculptures. In addition to creating sculptures, SeptianHarriyoga also creates photographic works to strenghten his sculptures.
His solo exhibitions are: “Putih” (lit. White), Edwin’s Gallery at the Jakarta Art District, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Jakarta (2011); and “Minimalis/Maximalis”, GaleriLontar, Jakarta (2007). Meanwhile, some selected group exhibitions he has participated in are: “Art/Living”, Bika Living, Jakarta; “Artmoments”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta (2015); “Ekspansi”, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta (2011); Indonesian kinetic art exhibition, “Motion/Sensation”, Edwin’s Gallery, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Jakarta (2011); “Pose Historia”, Vanessa Art Link, Enterprise One Building, Singapore (2010); “CIGE 2009”, Koong Gallery, Beijing, China (2009); “Manifesto”, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta (2008); “KeramikuntukKartini” (Ceramics for Kartini), GaleriSoemardja, Bandung (2000).