ERICA HESTU WAHYUNI
b. Yogyakarta, 1971
BEAUTY HARVEST TIME IN BALI, 2011
Signed and dated 'Erica 2011' lower right
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 110cm
Private collection, Indonesia.
Accompanied with certificate from artist.
ESTIMATE RM 4,000 - 6,000
PRICE REALISED RM 8,250
|Erica Hestu Wahyuni is a well 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. Having graduated from the Surikov State Institute of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia, her naïve theme is inspired by “situations, phenomenons, dreams and also everyday imaginations”.
The unassuming representations of herself in her paintings reflect her experiences and interests. Although rendered in a childlike manner, Beauty Harvest Time in Bali is far from simplistic. Intriguing narrative qualities that reveal the artist’s epitome on Bali are seen here such as the Barong, Candi Bentar as well as figurines carrying fruit and flower offerings. The recurring motifs of birds and horses depicted in most of her works are also evident here. She has brilliantly fused traditional Balinese motifs and characters with her Russian stylistic slant to produce this out-of-the-world creation that has brought immediate freshness to the Indonesian contemporary art scene.