The Island Hope, 2009
SSigned and dated “Riduan Yogyakarta ’09” on lower left
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 150 cm
Private Collection, Singapore
Acquired from an art gallery in Yogyakarta
Comes with a certificate from the artist
SOLD – RM 6,160
“Riduan has not always been a figurative painter but was previously known for his abstracts earlier in his career. His current works, however, fall within the genre the writer calls “Yogya Surrealism”, an embodiment of a city that whose traditionalism is constantly being morphed by the movement of young people into the city, known for its numerous institutions of higher learning.” – Anton Lorenz
His ability to create the illusion of texture on an otherwise very flat piece of canvas is something truly astounding.
Riduan, originally from Palembang, currently lives and works in Yogyakarta, arguably the epicenter of the Indonesian contemporary art world, and one of the key regional art hubs. Riduan, like many other Indonesian artists, is a graduate from Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) in Yogyakarta. Among the awards that he has won is the Best Sketch from FSR ISI Yogyakarta, Best Work at the Dies Natalis ISI – XVII, the Best 5 of Visual Art Competition and a Nomination of UOB, Bank Buana.