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Lot 058

BAYU UTOMO RADJIKIN
b. Sabah, 1969

SAUDARA KESEPULUH, 2011

Signed and dated 'BAYU UTOMO RADJIKIN 2011' (lower left)
Mixed media on canvas
88cm x 66cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Pahang.


ESTIMATE  RM 10,000 - 12,000

PRICE REALISED RM 10,500
Saudara Kesepuluh illustrates the side profile portrait of fellow MATAHATI founder-member Masnoor Ramli Mahmud in screen-print technique on blue and black canvas covered in stenciled Bahasa adjectives such as pasrah, luka, sabar, merana, sebak and etcetera. Bayu Utomo Radjikin’s choice of language could eradicate the melancholic and somber mood of this piece in the eyes of a none-Bahasa-speaking viewer.

Bayu Utomo Radjikin is one of the founding members of Matahati, which had its defining moment in the exhibition For Your Pleasure at Galeri Petronas in Kuala Lumpur in 2006. He sparked incredible interest upon his graduation with a BA (Sculpture Major) at Universiti Institut Teknologi MARA in 1991. That year, he won the highly coveted Major Award in the Young Contemporary Artists Competition followed by a Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia. He also won a Special Award in the One World - No War exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in 1991. Bayu is also a multidisciplinary artist involved in stage designs and installations. He set up the gallery cum artist’s residency space called House of Matahati (HOM), which also initiated the Malaysian Emerging Artists Awards including other regional art initiatives.