Lot 104

b. Indonesia, 1974

, 2008

Signed ‘ARIE’ (lower centre)
Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
149cm x 192cm

Private Collection, Singapore.

ESTIMATE  RM 7,000 - 10,000

Arie Dyanto is an internationally recognised contemporary mural artist based in Yogyakarta. Influenced by comic art, his forte in creating artworks in public spaces is rendered graphically. This piece illustrates a topless male figure standing on a stepladder – an image familiar in urban areas where graffiti artists work - painting a little house on an alphabet-graffiti-ed wall that serves as the background of canvas. The lower part of canvas sees letters depicted in slim fonts in monochrome while the alphabets on the upper part are exaggerated in size, painted in black with transparent red, yellow, white and grey paint drips from the top of canvas.

A graphic art graduate from Institut Seni Indonesia in Yogyakarta (1992 – 1999), Arie Dyanto was involved with Apotik Komik, an artist collective devoted to creating murals in public spaces in Indonesia (1997 – 2004) and has collaborated with comic artists locally as well as mural artists internationally. He participated in an artist residency programme at Rimbun Dahan in Selangor (2005 – 2006). He has held several solo exhibitions namely Love/Velo, Jakarta, Indonesia (2011); Egos and Icons, Jakarta, Indonesia (2006); Choose your own public! – Counter Attract Public Art Project, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2005); Una Grande Production, Passau, Germany (2004); Eng Ing Eng, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2004); Stray Fatigues, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2003); Parkinsound, Electronic Music Festival, Graffiti Action, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2002); Sorry No Artwork, Essen, Germany; Sorry Still No Artwork, Hamburg, Germany; Freestyler, La Figuration Narrative, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2001); and Nachsterhalt, Passau, Germany (2000). His public art and mural works included Graffiti Action, Kiefernstrasse, Dusseldorf, Germany (2004); In Dollar We Trust, Southern Exposure Gallery / Project Artaud, San Francisco, USA; Global Passport, Haverford College, Philadelphia, USA (2003); Bless Me Oh Lord, Apotik Komik base Camp, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (1997). A spouse of Malaysian contemporary artist Nadiah Bamadhaj, both artists live and work in Yogyakarta.