ERICA HESTU WAHYUNI
b. Indonesia, 1971
VERF DE SCHOONHEID VAN DE NETHERLANDSE, 2014
Signed and dated (lower centre)
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 110cm
Private Collection, Indonesia.
Accompanied with certificate from artist.
ESTIMATE RM 4,000 - 6,000
PRICE REALISED RM 5,040
Celebrating the splendour of the land of The Netherlands, Erica Hestu Wahyuni illustrates her naïve characters dressed in Dutch traditional costume amidst a recognisable landscape complete with tulips, windmills, cattles and citrus trees with an added reference to the infamous artwork by post-Impressionist Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh The Starry Night on an easel.
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.