b. Pahang, 1978
DANCING WITH NATURE, 2006
Signed and dated ‘Raduan 06’ lower left
Mixed media on canvas
122cm x 122cm
Private collection, Kuala Lumpur; acquired through Wei-Ling
Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
Man 2 Man Mohd Raduan Man & Yusrie Sulaiman, XOAS Gallery, Petaling Jaya, 2006; ilustrated on exhibition catalogue.
ESTIMATE RM 7,000 - 10,000
PRICE REALISED RM 8,800
Raduan Man toys around with two types of subject in a variety of approaches (printmaking and painting) on various media (wood, aluminum and canvas). They are the man-made machines of transport - airplanes, bikes and cars, while the other is on the fauna, both domesticated and wild, such as goats, Doberman, roosters/tigers, rhinocerous and zebras. He likes to combine skilful printmaking techniques into his painting. Here, an imprint of a goat, an animal he himself has bred, with its elegant twin horns are contrasted against an X-ray-like vertebrae slightly curled all the way down the left like a rope, the common point being the shared white wide-border space. This piece is a unique representation of nature with its juxtaposition of form and colour executed in various techniques on canvas, showcasing Raduan’s adept printmaking skills.
Raduan Man graduated with a BFA at UiTM in 2000 and followed it up with a double Masters, first in Painting at the University of Wolverhampton, UK in 2003, and then in Printmaking at the Camberwell School of Art, UK in 2006. He won the Juror’s Award in the Tanjong Heritage Art Competition in 2002. Since his first solo called Fresh Markings at NN Gallery in 2003 where he showed works of oil, acrylic and woodprints, he has had seven solo shows, the last being Living Metal in 2012.