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.