B. Indonesia, 1938
Abstract I, II & III, 2000
Signed and dated “Sjafri 2000” on lower right
Mixed media on canvas
28.5 x 28.5 cm x 3 pieces
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 2,500 – RM 4,000
Sjafri was born in 1938 in Indonesia. He had always been fond of painting since he was little, and his talent was evidently displayed when he was a student at the Teachers College. He would enter numerous painting competitions in College and always ended up winning first place every time he participated. Later, Sjafri continued his studies at the Institute of Fine Arts in Indonesia where he learnt from the late pioneer painter, Sindudarsono Sudjojono. This was when Sjafri sharpened his understanding and skills in fine art. Sjafri’s approach and technique was contemporary as opposed to the typical cultural compositions. This was considered revolutionary for artists of his generation and one which many collectors love.