B. Indonesia, 1938 – 2019
Signed and dated “Jeihan 13” on lower right
Title and date inscribed on the verso
Oil on canvas
45 x 45 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 5,000 – RM 9,000
Jeihan Sukmantoro’s tasteful figurative portraits are always internationally sought after, making it a must-have in every art enthusiast’s art collection. Nita is a cultural representation where the subject is adorned with a traditional crown that’s often used in celebration or rituals. Despite the absence of his subject’s eyes, there is plenty of soul to be found in this work. One could discern a sense of positivity from the use of dark orange and towards the end of appreciating the work, attention is shifted to the red flower on the subject’s ear, giving the audience a focal point.