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Lot 086

ANDY DEWANTORO
b. Indonesia, 1973

KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE #1, 2008

Signed and dated 'Andy dewantoro 2008' (lower right)
Inscribed on reverse
Acrylic on canvas
140cm x 200cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Indonesia.


ESTIMATE  RM 10,000 - 13,000

PRICE REALISED RM 10,080


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Born in Tanjung Karang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Andy Dewantoro formally sought his education at the Bandung Institute of Technology majoring in architectural design. He started off his artistic career with interest and exploration of non-figurative abstract works. However, Dewantoro’s travels to Europe sparked his past interest in architectures, and subsequently draw him into painting a series of urban landscapes, consisting of buildings and constructions, eliminating human presence on his works, echoing a haunting impression of emptiness. This emptiness is further emphasized through his characteristic use of monochromatic, flat and washed out colours, resonating a sense of gloom amongst his viewers. Through this deliberate deletion of the human presence, Dewantoro’s works seek to remind us of the distance between people and the artificial world which has now become the natural environment of urbanites.