Krijono was born in 1951. His mother was a Batik Factory owner and his father was an art collector who owns Harris Art Gallery. Due to his early exposure to art, Krijono developed the love for art. In 1970, Krijono received his first formal training in art at the Academy of Art of Yogyakarta.
He experimented with different mediums including batik, oil, acrylics and even fused traditional paintings and Kimono paintings as a batik combination whilst training in Tokyo.
The artist has a distinguished style that differentiates him. In his expressionistic paintings, he uses bright colours that are accompanied by spontaneous bold lines and brush strokes. In regards to the use of colours, Krijono strongly believes that he can use any colour to satisfy the needs of his works. He refuses to mix paints to create colours. He justifies this by saying that he is a painter not a mixer.
Since moving to Ubud, he has transformed his style to a strong, modern expression that is filled with colours and reflecting the Balinese surroundings.
His expressive and flamboyant works have been exhibited extensively around the world, including Italy and Paris where Gianni Versace collected his works. Also, Krijono has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Indonesia, Singapore Malaysia and Japan.
Krijono has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.