Lot 055

b. Indonesia, 1957


Signed and dated 'Sutjipto Adi Tjitrosampurno,
Bali, 2005' (lower right)
Inscribed 'Teratai I 2005, pencil & oil on canvas,
35 x 45 cm on reverse
Pencil and oil on canvas
45cm x 35cm

Private Collection, Indonesia.

ESTIMATE  RM 1,700 - 2,500


Sutjipto Adi studied art at the Indonesian Fine Art High School and furthered his study at the Indonesian Fine Art Academy (ASR I) Yogyakarta from 1977 to 1981. He has been actively participating in national and international group exhibitions in Jakarta, Bali, Hong Kong, and Japan (Fukuoka Museum). Adi held two very well received and memorable solo shows so far. One was held in Surabaya Art Council, East Java in 1985 and then in 2001 Artfolio Singapore housed his second solo. As a prominent figure in the development of photo-realism in Indonesia, his works are in the collections of many important private collectors, including OHD Museum in Magelang, Central Java.

Adi creates his works using photographs which he restructures in geometric shapes as to construct a cosmic impression. While he derives his themes from children, spiritual figures or religious symbols, many of his paintings reflect concern about contemporary situation that constantly threaten humanity, they also voice optimism and hope for a better life. His works can be instantly recognised as they depict figurative images done in a precise photographic-realist style, along with accurate geometric constructions. His composition is avant-garde and the smooth surfaces with extremely fine textures creates a futuristic and mysterious tone.