Lot 42 | Auction XIV

LOT 42

(B. Indonesia, 1943)

Siri Tari, 1989

Signed and dated “Sunaryo 00” on lower right
Mixed media on canvas
140 x 120 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Exhibited in Washington D.C., USA, Circle Point Artspace,
A Stage of Metamorphosis: Solo Exhibition by Sunaryo, May 15 – June 15, 2001

AVAILABLE – RM 70,000 – RM 90,000

Sunaryo is dedicated to painting, pushing its boundaries with innovative techniques. He distills a passion for comic books, science fiction, and Japanese manga into abstract compositions animated by dynamic gesture, entropic progression, and alternating centrifugal and centripetal forces that gather and disperse pigments over the surface of his paintings.

Rejecting the paintbrush in favor of direct application with his hands, Sunaryo then moved on to industrial methods. In 2008, his impatience with the prolonged drying time of oil paint, further protracted by the layered density of his application, led him to experiment with pigmented resin, which has become his signature material. In its natural, plant-derived form, resin connects with age-old methods of preservation, notably used in ancient Egyptian mummification and varnishes. Sunaryo uses synthetic resins to cast sleek, futuristic objects, combining the traditional and contemporary significance of this material with the aesthetic heroism of Abstract Expressionism.

Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo studied fine art at Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, graduating in 2001, and earned an MFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK in 2005.