Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Thursday, December 3, 2020 | Phillips

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  • "The end product is mysterious." — Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo

    Based in Bandung, Indonesia, Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo’s works showcase his love of painting. His dynamic paintings are inspired by his homeland, but also Japanese manga, comic books and science fiction. In 2008 Sunaryo decided to reject paintbrushes and paint. As he grew increasingly impatient with the time needed for paint to dry, his technique evolved towards a more industrial approach and he started to experiment with pigmented resin, which has now become his signature medium. In Sunaryo’s Volcanic Ash Series, the painterliness of the work betrays a more dynamic and conceptual approach to painting, as Sunaryo combines resin and volcanic ash from the 2010 eruption of the Gunung Merapi in Indonesia. The volcanic ash serves as a strong connection to his native land and draws a huge connection towards the discourse of land and materials. The paintings he created are almost like a photograph, a snapshot in time which captures nature, creation and destruction all in one painting. The resin acts as a binding agent of the ashes, preserving and embodying the Javanese experience of nature within one painting.


    Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo has been honoured with inclusion in major group exhibitions, including 'No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia' at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2013.

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner



each signed and dated 'Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo DwiSunaryo ARIN 2012' on the reverse
pigmented resin and volcanic ash mounted on wooden panel, triptych
90 x 270 x 5 cm. (35 3/8 x 106 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2012.

Full Cataloguing

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$189,000

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 4 December 2020