Pergi ke Pasar (Trip to the Market)

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Asia
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Born in Central Java, the prolific artist Haji Widayat was among the first class of students to attend the Indonesian Academy of Fine Arts (ASRI) in Yogyakarta. As a pioneer in the art of a uniquely Indonesian decorative style, the present lot is an enchanting example of Widayat’s meticulous, tranquil compositions. Rendered in a mostly monochromatic palette, the present lot displays a flatness that alludes to the influences of Indonesian Batik art, yet the work’s figurative features clearly differ from the more traditional patterns. Rich in texture, the flat motifs portrayed in the work fill the frame, demonstrating the artist’s vivid imagination and wide range of sources of inspiration.

    Exploring motifs derived from mythology or religious literature, Widayat would reinterpret them in his practice with an aesthetic that nods to both primitive and tradition art. Uniquely to him, however, is the sense of deep symbolism and magic that is evoked in his work, through his distinctive modern expression. With inspiration drawing from the spirit of his surroundings to imagery found in a variety of cultural sources, the present lot is a particularly narrative-driven example of his extraordinarily versatile practice. Exhibiting internationally throughout his five-decades of his artistic career, the mysticism of Widayat’s exquisitely unique aesthetic has been widely celebrated.

  • Catalogue Essay

    出生於印尼爪哇中部,多產的藝術家哈吉·維達雅(Haji Widayat)屬於日惹的印度尼西亞美術學院(ASRI)第一批學生。作為該國獨特裝飾風格藝術的先鋒人物,本拍品是維達雅的精緻、恬雅構圖之迷人典範之作。基本以單色調繪製,本件拍品所展示的平整,體現著來自印尼的蠟染藝術的影響,然而作品中的具象特徵又明顯與傳統圖案有所區別。紋理豐富,描繪的平整圖案充滿畫面,體現了藝術家生動的想像力和廣泛之靈感來源。


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Property from a Private Southeast Asian Collection

Pergi ke Pasar (Trip to the Market)

signed and dated 'h. Widayat 91' lower right; further signed, titled and dated '"PERGI KE PASAR" H. WIDAYAT 1991 h. Widayat 1991' on the reverse
oil on canvas
95.5 x 145 cm. (37 5/8 x 57 1/8 in.)
Painted in 1991.

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

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Danielle So
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019