B. Indonesia, 1959
Quote No.2, 2016
Signed and dated “Agus Suwage, 2016” on lower right
Mixed media on paper
150 x 102 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 22,000 – RM 45,000
Born in 1959 in Central Java, Indonesia, Agus Suwage is a contemporary Indonesian artist known for representing himself in paintings and sculptures. He studied graphic design at Bandung’s Institute of Technology and later decided to become an artist that focuses on fine art after completing his studies in the 1980s. Agus Suwage uses his own self-portraits, probing questions about society, culture, religion, and man’s relationship to animals in critical yet humorous ways. Agus Suwage mentions, noting that “self-portraits are ‘the easiest’ because the model is ready anytime the artist requires him to be,”. The artist is currently living and working in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.