b. Thailand, 1970
Inscribed '15/15' (lower left); Signed (lower right)
Etching on STPI paper, edition 15 of 15
60cm x 48cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur.
ESTIMATE RM 10,000 - 15,000
PRICE REALISED RM 7,000
One of the five participating artists in the first installation of the BMW Young Asian Artists Series in 2007, Natee Utarit’s paintings have evoked various genres, from abstraction and figurative art to romanticism, as in The Fragment and the Sublime series. Natee Utarit wanted to approach his favourite motif of flowers from a different perspective for this residency at Singapore Tyler Print Institute – thus their deliberately enhanced graphic quality. As exemplified here, the flower created by the artist is perfectly shaped, yet the touches of colour given to the print both distort and emphasise the artificiality of his subjects.