"EDARAN MASA" (A MATTER OF TIME)

Closing Bid: S$ 850.00

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

About the Artwork

Sujak Rahman's work is inspired largely by the human spirit, especially the beauty and strength of women in their symbolic role as the mother. His art can be described as provocative, which often teases personal thoughts and perceptions of the viewer. His works are minimal and modern in style, yet at the same time rich and traditional. This unique combination has generated a strong following from private collectors locally and internationally. In Rahman's Büffel figurine, the iconic women have faithfully re-ppeared, calm and steadfast in their poses, much like the bull itself. "In a matter of time, we will wake up to a distant yet optimistic future" states the artist about his painting on the Büffel. Entitled Edaran Masa (A Matter of Time), time stands still for the beautiful eight ladies resting on traditional batik, as the viewer is caught in the "sands" of time, literally spilled by the broken hour glass, and the notion of time further enhanced by the sun-dial and the watch.

Bidding Information

OPEN DATE: 10 MAY 2014
CLOSING DATE: 27 JUNE 2014

Closing Bid: S$ 850.00

About the Artist

Singaporean artist Sujak Rahman has been regarded as one of the finest artists in the art of batik painting in Singapore and Asia. With his Indonesian roots hailing from Java, it is of great importance to him that the age-old tradition is maintained and remains alive within art education. Rahman has devoted a lot of time to teaching in schools in Singapore and abroad, and has been teaching the art of batik painting for almost forty years. Having notched up several awards to mark his talent, they include the National Day Art Award 1976, Merit Prize for the 1981 Singapore Innovations in Art, 1st Prize in the Hokkaido International Culture Exchange Award 1986, 'Pingat APAD' Award (The Association Of Artist Of Various Resources) in 1987 and in 1989 he received Merit Prize for the IBM Art Award.

Since 1976 Rahman has frequently taken part in exhibitions. More recent group shows in Singapore were: From the Heart, Maya Gallery Opening Exhibition in 2012; and in 2013 Asia Contemporary Art Fair at Luxe Art Museum, éncore! at Maya Gallery, and Our Pioneer Artists Art Exhibition with APAD Singapore. With seven solo shows under his belt, his most recent solo exhibition was in Singapore last year - The World of Sujak Rahmann at 7Adam. His works have been displayed globally in Japan, Moscow, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He has also represented Singapore at art fairs in Japan, Hong Kong and Korea.