b. Indonesia, 1971
COMPOSITION OF EMPTY BOTTLES, 2007
Signed (lower left), dated (lower right); inscribed, signed
and dated on reverse
Acrylic on canvas
200cm x 150cm
Private Collection, Indonesia.
ESTIMATE RM 23,000 - 27,000
PRICE REALISED RM 42,560
Born in Talawi, West Sumatra in 1971, Yunizar graduated from Indonesia’s Institute of Arts Yogyakarta in 1993. He co-founded Jendela Art Group with his Minang peers Handiwirman, Jumaldi Alfi, Yusra Martunus and Rudi Mantofani. He has had solo exhibitions in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong. Among his selected solo shows are held in NUS Singapore (2007), Gajah Gallery, Singapore (2006), Sin Sin Fine Art Hong Kong (2005 & 2006). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Beijing and Hong Kong. In 1995 he won the Best Painting Award at Pekisminas III, Jakarta, and he was one of the ten finalists in the Indonesian Art Awards competition in 1998.
Yunizar’s works are often simple and easily recognizable. For the artist, beauty in art comes through complex compositions that introduce different ways of perceiving things. The present lot titled Composition of Empty Bottles displays rows of empty bottles painted with very simple outlines on a vast canvas, and apparently it produces a crammed two-dimensional landscape that soars a ruthless simplicity and echoes multiple tides of silence.