b. Pahang, 1978
Inscribed ‘Raduan 09’ woodcut on
canvas “Freedom”' on reverse
Woodcut on canvas
106cm x 91cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur.
ESTIMATE RM 5,000 - 7,000
|Raduan Man favours a combination of media to project his imaginative approach in making art - printmaking and painting using a multitude of materials such as wood, aluminum and canvas - adapting skilful printmaking techniques onto canvas. A fine example of his printmaking mastery is illustrated in this painting of three blue cranes taking flight into the sky etched in Chinese cloud motif, a symbol of luck and promotion as well as creation of the heaven. The bright blue cranes stand out from the dark palette of the background.
Raduan Man graduated with a BFA from UiTM in 2000 and followed it up with a double Masters, first in Painting at the University of Wolverhampton, UK in 2003, and then in Printmaking at the Camberwell School of Art, UK in 2006. He won the Juror’s Award in the Tanjong Heritage Art Competition in 2002. Since his first solo called Fresh Markings at NN Gallery in 2003 where he showed works of oil, acrylic and woodprints, he has had seven solo shows, the last being Living Metal from October to November 2012.