Lot 35 | Auction XXIV

LOT 35

B. Pahang, 1978

KLCC, 2013

Signed and dated “Raduan Man 2013” on lower right
Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

Mixed media on aluminium

46 x 46 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,000 – RM 7,000


Raduan Man has always been obsessed with man-made machines and has translated that obsession into his artworks. “I am always fascinated by the mechanics behind the design of cars, motorcycles and airplanes. I especially like the designs of the Volkswagen and the Vespa in the early 60s,” said the artist.

This piece comes across as strong and purposeful, the statement as loud as the pulsating and determined colours that linger around the board. For this piece, Raduan toys with the concept of man-made objects here, one that is strongly associated with Kuala Lumpur – the breath-taking Petronas Towers, which serves as the focus point which takes centre stage, attracting viewers to dissect the meaning and concept behind this masterpiece.

Raduan Man graduated with a BFA at UiTM in 2000 and followed it up with a double Masters, first in Painting at the University of Wolverhampton, UK in 2003, and then in Printmaking at the Camberwell School of Art, UK in 2006. He won the Juror’s Award in the Tanjong Heritage Art Competition in 2002.