AFFANDI | Landscape
AFFANDI | Landscape
100 x 114 cm
oil on canvas, framed
signed and dated 1963 lower right
阿凡迪《風景》1963 年作 油彩 畫布
Sardjana Sumichan, Affandi Volume III, Bina Lestari Budaya Foundation and Singapore Art Museum, Indonesia, 2007, page 114, colourplate
出版：Sardjana Sumichan，《阿凡迪》第三册，Bina Lestari Budaya基金會和新加坡美術館，印度尼西亞，2007年出版，第114頁，彩色圖
Affandi was an entirely self-taught painter, and despite not having learnt painting techniques the orthodox way, it could not hamper the enormous talent within.Affandi, along with other great Indonesian artists, such as Hendra Gunawan, moved to establish a society of Indonesian painters, known as the Gabungan Pelukis Indonesia (GPI, Union of Indonesian Painters). Subsequently, Affandi received a scholarship from the Indian government to study in India, and went on to Europe to hold solo exhibitions. Chiefly among them are the Sao Paulo Biennale in Brazil in 1953 and the Venice Biennale in Italy in 1964.
阿凡迪是一位自學成才的藝術家，雖然從沒上过正式的繪畫班，但是他自身的藝術天賦很幸運的沒被埋藏。他和其他印尼大畫家如亭德拉.古那彎一起建立一個属于印尼畫家的協會，称為印度尼西亞畫家聯盟Gabungan Pelukis Indonesia。后來，阿凡迪獲得印度政府給予的獎學金，前往印度留學后，又輾轉到了歐洲舉辦了許多個人畫展。他參與過的重要畫展包括了在巴西1953年舉辦的圣保罗双年展，和在意大利1964年舉辦的威尼斯双年展。
Emotion drives the soul of Affandi’s work. His paintings were often created within a short amount of time of 1 to 2 hours, which quickly left him exhausted upon completion. His technique was highly spontaneous, composed by directly squeezing the paint from the tube to the canvas, and mixing colors directly with his fingers.The painting becomes complete the moment he was divested of all inspiration; after which he never touches the same painting again. The sheer intensity of the painting process ensures that each piece is an enduring emotional legacy of the artist.
Landscape is an example of Affandi’s high energy artistic process. Using a combination of flowy and spiraling strokes, the artist brings to the fore the nascent vitality and presence of the land. Painted in the 1960s, the period saw Affandi making many trips to Bali –this painting is thus Affandi’s endeavor to express the qualities that lie beneath the physical beauty of the land, in a time when other Mooi indie painters romanticized the Indonesian landscape.
About The Artist:
AFFANDI (1907-1990, Indonesian) 阿凡迪