HANDIWIRMAN SAPUTRA (b. Indonesia 1975)
HANDIWIRMAN SAPUTRA (b. Indonesia 1975)

Untitled

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HANDIWIRMAN SAPUTRA (b. Indonesia 1975)
Untitled
signed and dated 'HWS 01-04' (lower centre)
acrylic on canvas laid on board
Diameter: 47¼ in. (120 cm.)

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Lot Essay

Untitled reveals the very essence of Handiwirman Saputra's typically meticulous and exhaustive study of the character of objects and the representation of them through new compositional arrangements in both two and three-dimensional forms.
The work renders an image of a singular cigarette, half-smoked and seemingly extinguished, floating in an indeterminate space, a space that is devoid of content and thus presenting a clean context for the infusion of meaning. The work employs light and shadow to subtle but dramatic effect - the minute presence that is the cigarette in the centre of the composition is manifested as an object of great curiosity. Its form, its history as an object and its blemishes are heightened, percolating in its attractiveness as a man-made, inorganic object.
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