Ratih Luhur

Welcome to the website of my good friend, Ratih Luhur.

Ratih is so many things – artist, illustrator, website designer and manager, brand conceptualist, marketer, spiritualist and counsellor. And she brings to all of those a life experience which began growing up in Indonesia, studying and working in Australia, travelling the world, and more recently living in Europe. To that she adds passion, concern, awareness, talent and commitment.

As you will see from exploring this site, Ratih’s art practice spans multiple mediums including large format watercolour, digital art, photography, sgraffito ceramic, sculpture, organic objects made with recycled material and installations. They demonstrate minimalist concepts with refined details, multiple layers of meaning and symbolism. And they reflect her lived experience of a variety of cultures.

You will also see Ratih’s commitment to the cultural and environmental campaigns and causes on which she has worked.

Ratih was a natural choice to design and build my website, which helps me reach out to my clients, and to a broader community interested in the same things that fascinate me. Ratih makes it easy to keep the site relevant and up-to-date.

I’m sure you’ll find much to enjoy and appreciate as you explore this site. And I’m certain that if you’re inspired to work with Ratih on a project, you’ll be delighted with both the experience and the results. She is currently based in Germany, but serves clients from Australia, Asia, and Europe.

Saul Eslake

Awards

Angkor Live-in Museum
William Van Allen Prize Honourable Mention
William Van Alen Memorial Fellowship International Competition
Van Allen Institute - NIAE, New York, USA


Angkor Live-in Museum
Sidney L. Katz Memorial Prize for Presentation
William Van Alen Memorial Fellowship International Competition
Van Allen Institute - NIAE, New York, USA


Qualifications

Master of Visual Arts (Multi Media) with Honours
Sydney College of the Arts
The University of Sydney, Australia, 1999
achieved High Distinction in all subjects


Bachelor of Science (Architecture)
The University of Sydney, Australia, 1991


Arts Grants

Our Neighbours Our Friends
City of Sydney Community Grant, 2011
Exhibited at
The City of Sydney Community Centres


Stories from Our Streets
City of Sydney Community Grant, 2010
Exhibited at
Kings Cinema, Power House Museum, Sydney
and
The City of Sydney Community Centres


Notable Clients

Saul Eslake
Peter Scott Gill
Uwe Michael Neumann
ChilOut - Nauru
Heinz ABC
QANTAS Airways
LJ Hooker
AIMIA
Australia Calling

Design

Websites

Logo

Graphic Design

Arts

Installation

Watercolour

Ceramics

Digital Arts

Potpourri

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. A good artist lets their intuition take them wherever it wants to.” Lao Tzu

As an artist and a designer, my artwork is influenced by my architectural education and the great lecturers I had during my formative years. Late Professor Jennifer Taylor introduced me to the Modern Movement and gave me the understanding and passion for minimalist concept, especially Mies Van Der Rohe's "Less is More" and "God is in the Details". Professor Adrian Snodgrass nurtured my keen interest for symbolism in arts and designs with his wealth of knowledge in Asian, Islamic and primitive arts and architecture. Professor Tone Wheeler gave me the joy of design, the awareness and sensitivity for sustainability and environmental issues. All three of them, particularly Professor Wheeler, ignited the wanderlust seeds planted by my adventurous father

Upon graduating, my first mission was to travel the world to broaden my artistic horizon. With that in mind, I landed a job in the airline industry. With exposure to people from all walks of life around the world, I developed the interest for social and cultural diversities. During this time I completed my postgraduate study. Following an injury to my right hand, I embarked on a spiritual journey which expands my intuition and the opportunities for more meaningful travels both worldly and spiritually.

When you commission an artwork, a design or illustration from me, each will be intuitively crafted from a wide range of life journeys and travel experiences, especially for you.

Wanderlust


Currently based in Germany, I am fulfilling my wanderlust as a digital nomad. There is nothing more valuable than experiencing a place with a local. Most of the time, I am blessed with the opportunity to visit local friends. Each journey is a unique enrichment for my mind, body and spirit. Follow my most recent journeys here.


Creative Being


We are created in the image of the CREATOR - our creativity is our TRUE essence. When we nurture our creativity, we are embracing our true nature and fulfilling our fullest potential. I am delighted to share some of my creative projects on this website. Each piece of work in my portfolio is an expression of my creative self.

Spiritual Journey


As an emerging artist, I suffered a spontaneous lung collapse in 1988. A work injury to my right hand in 1996 left me with compromised fine motor skills, constant pain, numbness, and pins and needles. With years of personal development as a spiritual healing teacher, I experience some improvement in my fine motor skills.

Contact Me



Do you need a website?
Artwork or illustration?
Logo and branding?
Marketing materials?
Graphic design for special occasion?
Public relations campaign?
Please feel free to send me a message.