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    Sale 2601

    Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art

    24 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 46

    PANDE KETUT TAMAN (b. Indonesia 1970)

    Tiga Petani (Three farmers)

    Price Realised  

    PANDE KETUT TAMAN (b. Indonesia 1970)
    Tiga Petani (Three farmers)
    signed and dated 'Pande K Taman/2000' (lower left)
    pencil, acrylic and oil collage on canvas
    58 x 80 in. (145 x 200 cm.)


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    Young Indonesian artist Pande Ketut Taman uses his work as a visual narrative to depict societal and human conditions. He uses stylised human figures to be his spokespeople. In this particular work, Tiga Petani (Three farmers), shows pencil markings on these characters, which resemble etchings in the layers of paint used, adapting his 3-dimensional influences onto the painting and adding a subtle dimension to the work. He includes what seems to be a frangipani flower into the composition, a common icon of his Balinese heritage.