Joni Ramlan, was born in 1970 in Sidoarjo, East Java. When he was a teenager, he was mesmerized by Affandi and the energy in his paintings. However, his first interest in art was music, then he realized that he preferred independent art. He taught himself to paint through books. His works have beautiful theme and color composition, his style has evolved from realism and impressionism to minimalism and more abstract with colors. He has also transformed his works from 2D to installation. He has been actively involved in exhibitions in Indonesia and art fairs around Asia. Winning numerous awards including Seniman Berprestasi Jawa Timur (2012) and Radar Mojokerto Award (2007), he was a finalist at the Indonesia Art Award 2008 and the Jakarta Art Award 2006.