Published at Aug 11th 2015 8:05pm

Dear Art Lovers,

Welcome to the second ArtFordable Auction this year that takes place in the dry season or Musim Kemarau. The weather forecast has indicated that we are going to have a long dry season until December due to El Nino. Expecting over 30s degrees Celsius hot; humid and blinding bright. Yellow is the color that strikes my mind. It is associated with the sun, sun kissed, sunburnt, sunset bliss, harvest, rice fields, summer, ice lemon squash, a bowl of shaved ice, outdoor, festival and joyfulness.

The above impressions are reflected throughout our collections, such as the front cover features Hasan Djaafar’s painting, Menenun Kain (cloth weaving), while on the back we have Adu Jangkrik (Cricket Fight) by Wahyu Gunawan. The artists depict the joyfulness of outdoor activities in tuned with the nature chatting, working on weaves and pitting the crickets against each other. Both work have different approaches. Djaafar tends to catch the impressions only and put soft pastel flavors while Gunawan features emphasis on lights and shadows creating strong structures and figures. Menenun Kain is more feminine where there are three women enjoying each other company while doing the tasks. Adu Jangkrik is masculine but has more playful, surprising elements if you look at it.

Erica’s work especially in the Spirit of Beautiful Island sparking yellow background and packed with animal figures living in a small island where everything lives side by side in harmony. This painting is certified and we have placed it as the last lot to bid. Two of her other work in this auction are VW Hijau Kesayangan (Fave Green Volkswagen) and Kucing Kuning (The Yellow Cat).

Prastowo in Gerah (sweating) literally pictures an afternoon situation at home during the dry season. For houses that don’t have an air cooler, they enjoy the afternoon in the living room with doors and windows opened seen from an interesting perspective. All shapes are stretched and elongated. The family might be slightly portrayed differently in Keluarga Nelayan (fisher families) by Ledek Sukardi. It is set by the beach and more communal.

Bali Life by Antonius Kho, using mixed media on canvas is a unique piece to look at. Soothing soft green dominates the work creating an upward vertical form. Tisna Saleh Sumarna with Anak Desa (village boy) tries to capture what most village boys do to kill the time during the day while tending the rice field and cattle. We also have a collection of harvest theme such as by the following artists: Paori, Untung Wahono, Parsono, Nyoman Budiarta and the famous Otto Djaya.

Check out Bonny Setiawan, Happiness. A tight-cropped heads of a Javanese newly wed couple. The bride wears all the hair accessories and forehead is adorned with black ink. The groom wears a string of jasmines around his neck. Their eyes are sparkling with joy and happiness looking forward to their new life journey.

Indonesians tend to live in communal ways. Many ceremonies are celebrated together with not only immediate kinships but as well as the whole neighborhood as depicted through Rosar and Uji Sujianto paintings. If apartment concept is known more in the west, we call similar one Rumah Susun (stacked houses) in Indonesia. Amrus Natalsya, who always uses wood to create his artwork, has brought to us this piece for you to enjoy. The rest we will let you go through the collections.

Happy bidding!

Saturday, September 5 2015
Starting at 1.30 pm

Thursday – Friday
3 – 4 September, 2015
10 am – 8 pm

The Energy Building
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 11 A
SCBD Senayan
Jakarta Selatan

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Syanda Kunto-Prabowo
Sidharta Auctioneer