Agus TBR's real name is Agus Triyanto Basuki Rahmat, a painter who lives in Yogyakarta, born in Pacitan, August 3, 1979. He creates paintings characterized by visual realism techniques, with reflections and deepening of everyday social life in layers of politics, social, to poetry.
Many of his paintings feature odd bodies. For him, the body is seen as an object of experimentation, study, reading, commenting and at the same time a medium of introspection. The human body is used as a medium for the embodiment of symbols to convey ideas or ideas in visual works of art. Umar Kayam once called Agus TBR a generation (artist) who adopted art idioms in various languages with all freedom.
In 2012, he had a solo exhibition, Homesick Alien, at the Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia. The next one at the Semarang Gallery in 2016, With (Stories) of the Body, presenting a critical exploration of contradictory bodies. In 2019, Agus TBR was involved in the Sastra Rupa Gambar Babad Diponegoro exhibition, at the Jogja Gallery, Indonesia. It was an exhibition, departing from the interpretation of the chronicle (manuscript) written by Prince Diponegoro during his exile in Manado in 1831-1832.
Agus TBR has also participated in several exhibitions, including the Art Jamboree, at the Balai Pemuda Surabaya building in 2006; Art for Jogja, at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta in 2007; Biennale Jogja IX: Neo Nation at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta in 2007; Shanghai Art Fair: Inspiring Indonesia at ShanghaiMart, China; Boeng Ajo Boeng: Tafsir Ulang Nilai-nilai Manusia Affandi at the Affandi Museum in Yogyakarta, 2008; 69 (Nian Section), at Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, 2008; Survey, at Edwin's Gallery, Jakarta, 2008; Memo, Mon Décor Gallery Jakarta in 2008; Homoludens Exhibition at Bentara Budaya Bali, in 2013; and Drawing & Sketch Exhibition at Background Art Space in 2018.
His works have been appreciated by various awards, including Best Work by Pratisara Affandi Adikarya Yogyakarta in 2003; Best Work for ISI XVIII Anniversary Yogyakarta; Best Work of PEKSIMINAS VIII Yogyakarta; and Finalist of Lattice, Jakarta Art Awards.