ERICA HESTU WAHYUNI
b. Yogyakarta, 1971
THE PROSPERITY RED IN MOSCOW, 2013
Signed and dated 'Erica 2013 ' 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 9,350
|Erica Hestu Wahyuni’s naïve and playful renditions have ascertained her reputation as one of the most sought-after contemporary artists in Southeast Asia.
Having graduated from Surikov State Institute of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia’s influence has certainly brought out the best in Erica. She has playfully positioned the Matroyshka dolls, figures dressed in Sarafan, the traditional Russian folk costume and Bolshoi figure skaters with other accompanying characters such as birds and horses as though to re-create her wonderful memories of Moscow.
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 Yayasan Seni Rupa Indonesia in Moscow, Russia (2000). She has taken advantage of her Indonesian roots in her homecoming solo exhibition in 2003 at Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta. Aptly titled Mockba Erica, or Erica’s Moscow, Erica portrays herself in cross-cultural elements as Matroyshka dolls, in traditional Indonesian attire. Also depicted are the iconic onion-shaped domes of the Russian architecture. Her most recent solo exhibition was held at Mondecor Museum and Art Gallery, Jakarta in conjunction with Cap Goh Meh festival this year