LOT 75 | Auction XXXV


LOT 75


B. Indonesia, 1970

Making Love II, 2000

Signed on the mid right

Acrylic on canvas

145 x 140 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 32,000 – RM 40,000  


Putu Sutawijaya studied art at Indonesia Institute of Fine Art (ISI) Yogyakarta. He currently lives and works in Yogyakarta and Bali. As a painter, sculptor and performance artist, Putu embodies the multi-media, cross-disciplinary character of Indonesian contemporary art.

Putu has an affinity for gestural movements to communicate the emotional state of his subjects. In this piece, there is a struggle yet an underlying intimacy between the subjects. The colours are pale which creates an atmosphere of quietness and memory. It is as if we are in the mind of the artist himself, as he muses on the subject of making love.