Lot 015

b. Indonesia, 1951 - d. 2011


Signed, dated and titled ‘KRIJONO 2001 Kadek dimasa
Keemasannya’ (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
120cm x 100cm

Private Collection, Indonesia;
acquired directly from the artist.

ESTIMATE  RM 7,000 - 9,000

A young woman is portrayed here in a stylistic manner – dressed in a white strapless bodice embellished with a floral design between her cleavage and a batik sarong enlivened with black and bold green crisscross – she gazes away from the viewer wearing a smile apparent with her blood red lips. Juxtaposed against her in the background is an illustration of wayang kulit characters outlined in black.

Krijono began studying painting under the guidance of an art critic Kusnadi. In 1971, he enrolled in the painting program at Akademi Seni Rupa Indonesia in Yogyakarta. However, he dropped out of the school and travelled to Japan, Belgium, Australia, France, and Thailand. His works are documented in the books Great Charcoals by Indonesia Artist Krijono (1997) and Krijono: The Flying Elephant (2000).

Krijono was exposed to the world of arts since young as his father was an art collector who owned a gallery and his mother operated a batik factory. The techniques of batik have profoundly influenced his style of painting. His creative output differs from his contemporaries by the presence of his signature brightly coloured compositions. He explored different themes and experimented with various mediums such as batik, oil and acrylic. His expressive and flamboyant works have been exhibited extensively around the world including Italy and France. His works are also in the collection of the Indonesian Presidential Palaces in Jakarta and Bali.