Lot 70 | 8 November 2020



LOT 70


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.