Lot 43

b. Indonesia, 1957


Signed and dated (lower right); inscribed, signed and
dated on  reverse
Oil on canvas
25cm x 30cm

Private Collection, Indonesia.

ESTIMATE  RM 4,000 - 5,000




Sutjipto Adi was born in Jember, East Java, Indonesia in 1957. He studied art at Indonesian Fine Art High School and pursued further study at the Indonesian Fine Art Academy (ASRI) Yogyakarta from 1977 to 1981. He has been actively participating in national and international group exhibitions in Jakarta, Bali, Hong Kong, and Japan (Fukuoka Museum). Adi held 2 very well received and memorable solo shows so far. One was held in Surabaya Art Council, East Java in 1985 and then in 2001 Artfolio Singapore housed his second solo show. As a prominent figure in the development of photo-realism in Indonesia, his works are in the collections of many important private collectors, including OHD Museum in Magelang, Central Java.

Adi creates his works using photographs which he restructures in geometric shapes as to construct a cosmic impression. Almost all of his works take the themes from children, spiritual figures or religious symbols. While many of his paintings reflect concern about contemporary situation that constantly threaten humanity, they also voice optimism and hope for a better life. His works can be instantly recognized as they depict figurative images done in a precise photographic-realist style, along with accurate geometric constructions. His composition is avant-garde and the smooth surfaces with extremely fine textures create futuristic and mysterious tone.