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AFFANDI | Sang Juara (The Champion)

AFFANDI | Sang Juara (The Champion)

Item Description:

130 x 100 cm
oil on canvas, framed
signed and dated 1979 lower left

阿凡迪《冠軍》1979 年作 油彩 畫布
款識:A 1979(左上)


Acquired directly from the artist in 1979
Private Collection, Indonesia


“I like curves because they (represent) the feeling I get from wayang kulit puppets. If you look closely at the wayang puppets, you will see that they are very rarely made using only straight lines.. It may be old-fashioned but I love curves.”— Affandi


Thus explained Affandi when he begun to abandon strong linear brushstrokes in the 50s and diverged his practice from realism, choosing instead to forgo brushes and directly transmit a visceral experience onto the canvas by smearing paint with his fingers, palms and wrists, resulting in a bold, riotous expression of shape, form, and colour. The scintillating and dynamic current of life is exuded by commonplace elements in his paintings – in the angular form of the straw hat in Sang Juara that belies the subject’s humble occupation as a farm worker; to the veneration of the ‘suffering bamboo’ in Pohon Bambu. It is a fitting honour then, for Affandi to be deemed as “one of the most important interpreters of people’s life and emotion” (Astri Wright, Soul, Spirit, Mountain: Preoccupation of Contemporary Indonesian Painters, Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 158).

以上所述,解答了阿凡迪在 50 年代開始逐漸放棄強烈的線條性筆法,並轉換了現實主義風格,在創作實踐中,棄了用筆刷,選擇直接通過自己的手指、手掌和手腕將顏料塗抹在畫布上,表達更大膽,自發性的形狀、形式和顏色。生命的閃爍和動態在畫中以最樸實單純的主題感染眾人—《冠軍》畫中的棱角形草帽代表了純樸的農民公人,再看看《竹林》中代表堅韌不拔精神的竹子。顯而易見,說阿凡迪是“演繹生命最重要的畫家之一“,這個美譽一點也不誇張。(阿斯特里賴特 Astri Wright,《靈魂、精神、山:當代印尼藝術家的貫注,牛津大學出版社,1994 年出版,第 158 頁)

About The Artist:

AFFANDI (1907-1990, Indonesian) 阿凡迪

SG$ 130000.00 ( Sold Price )


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AFFANDI | Sang Juara (The Champion)

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