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IVAN SAGITO (B. 1957): DIRI DALAM REFLEKSI WAYANG Indonesia,...

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IVAN SAGITO (B. 1957): DIRI DALAM REFLEKSI WAYANG Indonesia, 1988 100 x 80 cm (113 x 92,5 cm R.) Oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower right: Ivan Sagito 88. On the reverse signed "IVAN SAGITO 1988", titled "DIRI DALAM REFLEKSI WAYANG" and inscribed "DUTA EXH NOV. 88 No 22.", "100 x 80 cm". Rhenish private collection, acquired on 20.11.1988 at Duta Fine Arts Gallery, Jakarta, from the exhibition Ivan Sagito, 18.11.-29.12.1988, No. 22. Purchase invoice and invitation card to the exhibition available - Very minor wear Born in Malang 1957, Ivan Sagito studied art at the Sekolah Seni Rupa Indonesia and subsequently at the Institut Seni Rupa in Yogyakarta from 1979 to 1985. He was awarded the Best Work at the 7th and 8th Jakarta Biennale for Young Artists in 1987 and 1989. His first solo exibition was at the Duta Fine Art Gallery in Jakarta in 1988, where the work of this lot was acquired. Sagito is known as a mysterious artist and uses realistic painting techniques to make surrealistic images which often rooted in the metaphysical notions of Javanese mysticism. In this work, the main figures appear all illogically - as human bodies and at the same as puppets. Parts of the bodies are replace by the wayang puppets or masks. The figures in the beautiful blue sky background are painted repeatedly and depicted in shifting poses. All these echo the title of the work, which means ‘the Self in Puppet Reflection’