Lot 67

b. Indonesia, 1971


Signed and dated 'ERICA 2012' (lower centre); Signed and
inscribed on reverse
Acrylic on canvas
150cm x 200cm

Private Collection, Indonesia.

Accompanied with certificate from artist

ESTIMATE  RM 12,000 - 18,000


Executed horizontally in rows of four, this presentation is unique of the artist who typically composes her entire canvas freely. Hallmark characteristics of Erica Hestu Wahyuni consisting of human figures, animals, mandarin orange fruits and trees, offerings, vehicles and houses are depicted here vibrantly. The monogram of luxury designer Louis Vuitton is also depicted on suitcases on tow. The compartmentalised rows create movement and direction for her characters that progress the opposite way alternately. The tower made up of an abundance of food and harvest is depicted in the centre as the focal point, anchoring the entire parade of a party.

Erica is a recognised contemporary artist not just in her homeland Indonesia, but also internationally. Her distinctive depiction of child-like fantasy in bold and vivid colours lures one into the magical imagination of her mind’s eye. Her theme is inspired by “situations, phenomenons, dreams and also everyday imaginations”.

Erica’s first exhibition of sketches was held at Taman Budaya (Cultural Park), Yogyakarta in 1990. She has then participated in a number of group shows including 32nd Year of the Sanggar Bambu at Widya Manggala, Yogyakarta (1991), Women Imaging Women at the Cultural Centre in the Philippines (1999) and To Russia with Art at Yayasan Seni Rupa Indonesia in Moscow, Russia (2000). Her most recent solo exhibition was held at Mondecor Museum and Art Gallery, Jakarta in conjunction with Chap Goh Meh festival in 2013.