Closing Bid: S$ 850.00

OPEN DATE: 10 May 2014, 10:00am
CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014, 8:30pm

About the Artwork

Sunar Sugiyou's choice of using sand (a substance found in a bull rink) as his medium for the base material of the Büffel figurine, gives his Büffel the tactile quality the viewer often appreciates with sculpture. With an image and the story of bullfighting in mind, the artist attempts to re-create the staging of the entire dramatic scene: "the audience cheer the matador and the fierce bull once they enter the arena. Strength, bravery and robustness are the main characteristics of the bull, always ready to face the challenge at any cost and without fear" narrates the artist. The bright colourful flowers adorning the surface of the Büffel represent happiness and power, as the flowers symoblize the victory and the finale of the occasion. Entitled Flower Power, Sugiyou proclaims the Büffel is "a celebration of unity, love and peace to the world".

Bidding Information

OPEN DATE: 10 MAY 2014

Closing Bid: S$ 850.00

About the Artist

Sunar Sugiyou is one of Singapore's most talented and established artists. He has created numerous works that explore his Javanese roots with the use of Chinese brush painting. A graduate of St Patrick's Art Centre (now LASALLE College of the Arts) Singapore, his art works have been highly commended at the Australian Art Awards and IBM Art Award. Being versatile in fashion and interior design, he was once recognised as one of the best tropical interior designers, with his design career spanning across Asia, the Carribean and the Middle East.

Sugiyou has participated in many charity art auctions, regularly mentors young aspiring artists, and has taught visual arts at many primary and secondary schools in Singapore, including the School for the Hearing Impaired. With more than 300 works in his oeuvre, Suigyou has exhibited his work extensively since 1985 in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Dubai, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Some are in the collections of the Singapore National Museum, National University of Singapore, Development Bank of Singapore, Exxon Mobil, royal families from neighbouring countries, and many private individuals in Singapore and overseas. In 2013 he was kept busy exhibiting with Maya Gallery?s solo and group shows: Home, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore (solo show), Bank Art Fair, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, éncore!, Maya Gallery 1st Anniversary show, Maya Gallery, Singapore, Asia Contemporary Art, LuxeArt Museum, Singapore.