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Ahmad Sadali

 (1924 - 1987)
Ahmad Sadali was active/lived in Indonesia.  Ahmad Sadali is known for painting.

Ahmad Sadali

Biography from Est-Ouest Auctions Co., Ltd.

Studied in Art Student League in New York and strongly influenced by modernism and abstract expressionism.  Sadali became a leading avant-garde artist in the Indonesian’s post-war art. Sadali began to develop a distinctive style of his art in abstract patterns that are then blended with the themes of spirituality and mysticism of Islam.  His impulse of exploration of colors, shapes and space never failed.  A pursuit his emotional expression onto canvas plays an important role to illustrate his ideological concept of art, and is appeared on this oeuvre painted in 1967.  The tendency of dividing surface by blocks and formalizing space with a process of embodying shapes can be seen an influence of cubism, which adds a volume of creative expression by applying different layers.  His color representation beyond the image that has no distinction between motifs and background allows the flatness of the image.  This is quite overwhelming as if viewers are experiencing Marc Rothko’s color field paintings by finding similar characteristics in his oeuvre.

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About  Ahmad Sadali

Born:  1924
Died:   1987
Known for:  painting