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Lot 059

IDA BAGUS PUTU PURWA
b. Indonesia, 1976

UNTITLED, 2013

Signed and dated 'purwa Bali 8.2013'
Charcoal and oil on canvas
70cm x 180cm; triptych, 70cm x 60cm each

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Indonesia.

Accompanied with certificate from artist


ESTIMATE  RM 5,000 - 8,000

PRICE REALISED RM 9,520
Ida Bagus Putu Purwa appears at Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers auction for the first time with a dynamic triptych painting of masculine male figures in energetic bodily movements. Translucent gestural brush marks are applied swiftly, accentuating muscular tones in darker hue. In a trance-like state of mind, the figures are depicted based on the ritual and spiritual being of the Hindu culture in Bali.

Native Balinese Ida Bagus Putu Purwa graduated from Indonesian High School of Art (STSI) Denpasar (1996 –1998). His solo exhibitions included Break Out held in Jakarta (2008) and Sign Session in Bali (2009). He has participated in numerous group shows since 1996 regionally and abroad namely Exhibition of Sanur Painters Association in Jimbaran, Bali (2001); Trouble in Krobokan, Bali (2002); TAI Black Dies Natalis STSI XXXVI in Denpasar, Bali (2003); Ten Fine Art at Hogart Collect Gallery, Australia (2005); Melbourne Affordable Art Show 2005 in Melbourne, Australia (2005); Intuitive Reflection in Singapore (2006); Rising Sons from the Archipelago in Dublin, Ireland (2009); Tease at Taksu Gallery, Bali (2013) and Legacy of Power at ARTJOG 14, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta (2014) among others. He won the Best Artwork of Painting Competition in Denpasar, Bali in 1989.