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Lot 088

V. A. SUDIRO
b. Indonesia, 1939

IN WAITING, 2000

Signed and dated "V. A. Sudiro, 2000" (lower right)
Oil on canvas
135cm x 100cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Indonesia.


ESTIMATE  RM 6,000 - 8,000

PRICE REALISED RM 11,200


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V. A. Sudiro was born in Yogyakarta on 24 December 1939. He studied painting at Akademi Seni Rupa Indonesia (ASRI, Indonesia Academy of Fine Arts) from 1960 to 1965 in his hometown. Since 1961 he has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Indonesia and abroad. He still lives and works in Yogyakarta. The artist has been consistent in the representational style of painting. His figures are thoroughly worked and show great care in every detail. The themes are taken from traditional Javanese mysticism and reflections on culture which are tied to the realities of the daily life. Sudiro also uses these ideas to interpret critical events that influence the daily social-cultural life of the people. He often combines cosmic icons from Javanese spirituality and Christian mysticism to represent his reflections on their interconnections in a unified cosmos.

(excerpt from a text by M. Dwi Marianto in the book Modern Indonesian Art – from Raden Saleh to the Present Day, p. 126)