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Rudi Mantofani
DI AWANG-AWANG (UP IN THE AIR)
Estimate
275,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 350,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
247
Rudi Mantofani
DI AWANG-AWANG (UP IN THE AIR)
Estimate
275,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 350,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong

Rudi Mantofani
B. 1973
DI AWANG-AWANG (UP IN THE AIR)
Acrylic on canvas
170 by 100 by 14 cm.; 67 by 39 1/4 by 5 1/2 in.

Executed circa 2002.


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Catalogue Note

"The rationale of painting contains the concept of a rectangular area, the characteristics and values of which are defined by having a surface ​​that clings to a wall. Rudi, who never ceases to be intrigued by the notion, challenges this 'ideology' by taking the painting forward a few centimeters away from the wall.

He presents three-dimensional objects that hang in the middle of, or goes through, the surface of a canvas, creating a painting that can be seen from two sides as a real space. Thus it no longer leans its existence against the wall...

...painting is no more than a four-sided object that responds to a wall, the background that thus far has given it its life and existence. If a painting changes neither its form nor purpose nor function , but moves either towards or away from the wall, could we insist that the 'painting' is still a painting?"

HENDRO WIYANTO CITED IN CAKRAWALA GANDA, NADI GALLERY, March 18-29, 2002, EXH. CAT., P. 3-4., (TRANSLATED)

 

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong