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    Sale 2380

    Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art

    25 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 51

    RAJA SHAHRIMAN BIN RAZA AZIDDIN (b. Malaysia 1967)

    Tapak Sembah (Welcoming position)

    Price Realised  

    RAJA SHAHRIMAN BIN RAZA AZIDDIN (b. Malaysia 1967)
    Tapak Sembah (Welcoming position)
    metal
    21 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 22 7/8 in. (55 x 40 x 58 cm.)


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    "And still there remains traces of tribute and remembrance of some distant inspiration of broader references to the 'New Sculpture' and the abstract-expressionistic daring and sophistication of American direct-metal pioneers, Theodore Roszak or David Smith. As with the Nafas sculptures, Shariman brings to these new works, with innovation and unconscious ease, a rich calligraphic strain in their construction which - for the artist - forms deeply felt links with his religion, literary and artistic heritage.

    There are three streams of thought that run through these works - there are those that draw directly from silat like Langkah Tari, Langkah Panglima and Hulubalang Bumi."

    (Anurendra Jegadeva, "A Question of Balance" in Gerak Langkah, Pelita Hati, Kuala Lumpur, 2006, p.6)