Yohanes Wahyu was born in 1990, Indonesia
Yohanes Wahyu fisihed his study of Printmaking Major at ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
His work evolve around the idea of culture and civilization and how people conveys their experience and feeling.
Ki Ageng Mangir IV (Bagus Wanabaya) was a descendant of Brawijaya V who was said occupied southern area in the Special Region of Yogyakarta long before Panembahan Senopati began his reign in that area as a result of Palihan Nagari as written in the Giyanti Pact.
The story of Ki Ageng Mangir and his magical spear are only slightly mentioned in the babad, chronicles, or other written products of Javanese kingdom in his time. The illustrations in Yohanes Wahyu’s artworks can be said to be a bridge that connects pieces of the Mangir story for all of us. In this series he mixed the story of Ki Ageng Mangir with modern pop culture character such as Mr. Bean and Doraemon into series of etching prints.
2020 – “Baru Klinthing” solo exhibition, at Redbase Foundation, Yogyakarta
2019 – “Redefinig Chapter” group exhibition, at Redbase Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia