Lot 122

Angki Purbandono
b. Indonesia, 1971

Sustainable In Yellow Pumpkin, 2009

signed and dated (lower right)
scanography print, unique edition
85 x 110cm

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur

ESTIMATE RM 2,000 – 4,000
Angki Purbandono, a member of the contemporary photography group Ruang MES56, is best known for his Alternative Conceptual Photography using scanographic images done without the use of cameras. Calvin Tan, curator of Kissing The Method, in which this work was exhibited writes in the catalogue:

“Angki’s scanner images therefore allow the viewer to comprehend the expressiveness and tactile qualities of these everyday objects that one often takes for granted. The even sharpness which the scanner makes possible has resulted in a heightened perception of detail and vividness of colour.”

Angki studied in the Modern School of Design, Yogyakarta, in 1993-1994, and furthered his studies at the Indonesian Institute of Art, Yogyakarta, in 1994-1999. He received the Asian Artist Fellowship from the National Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea, at the Changdong Art Studio in 2005-2006. He had solos in Kuala Lumpur (Kissing The Methods, Richard Koh Fine Art, 2009), Singapore, Hong Kong and Bali, Indonesia. He was included in the Space And Shadows Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia exhibition at the Haus World Cultural House in Berlin in 2005. His work, Miss Gorilla, fetched RM3,068 at the Henry Butcher Oct 4, 2015 auction.