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M Irfan

(1972 ) - Artworks
m irfan Natural Balancing (train Series)

Christie's /Nov 24, 2013
22,996.67 - 33,536.81
Not Sold

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M Irfan - Burning Morning

M Irfan - Burning Morning

Original 2014
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Lot number: 241
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M. Irfan B. 1972 BURNING MORNING Signed, stamped with a monogram of the artist and dated 2014; signed, stamped with a monogram of the artist, titled and dated 2014 on the reverse Acrylic on canvas 300 by 200 cm.; 118 by 78 3/4 in. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Excellent overall condition as viewed, as is the canvas, which is clear and taut. The paint layers are healthy overall. Upon close observation, there are two small brown accretions visible at white pigment along the topmost scaffolding at top quadrant. Framed. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
M Irfan - Portret

M Irfan - Portret

Original 2010
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Lot number: 237
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M. Irfan B. 1972 PORTRET Signed, stamped with a monogram of the artist and dated 2010; signed, titled and dated 2010 on the reverse Mixed media on canvas 180 by 200 cm.; 70 3/4 by 78 3/4 in. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice "Lines became important to me, because of Kardinsky. Because of him we can imagine the evolution of lines transforming into fields and then into three-dimensional space. My own world of lines contains Op art elements. Raphael Soto's concepts also caught my attention. He wanted to turn something static into vibrations. Turn wind into form, for instance, by letting it strike strings so that they tremble." M. Irfan interview in Indonesian Invasion 2008 Exhibiton Catalogue The work is in good condition overall, as is the canvas, which is clear and taut. There is evidence of light wear and handling around the edges of the painting, but only visible upon close observation. Examination under ultraviolet light shows no sign of restoration. Framed. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
M Irfan - Penjelajah Samudra (the Sea Explorers)

M Irfan - Penjelajah Samudra (the Sea Explorers)

Original 2012
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Lot number: 294
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294 M. Irfan B. 1972 PENJELAJAH SAMUDRA (THE SEA EXPLORERS) Signed, stamped with a monogram of the artist and dated 2012 Acrylic on canvas 200 by 300 cm.; 78 3/4 by 118 in. Estimate 140,000 - 220,000 HKD Print The work is in good condition overall, as is the canvas, which is clear and taut. Light wear and handling is evident around the edges of the painting but visible only upon close observation. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals no sign of restoration. Framed.
M Irfan - Natural Balancing (train Series)

M Irfan - Natural Balancing (train Series)

Original 2009
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Lot number: 473
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Lot Description M. Irfan (B. 1972) Natural Balancing (Train Series) signed and dated 'Irfan 2008-2009' (lower left) acrylic and oil on canvas 155 x 300 cm. (61 x 118 1/2 in). Painted in 2008-2009 伊凡 自然平衡 (火车系列) 压克力 油彩 画布 2008-2009年作 签名︰Irfan Provenance Sotheby's Hong Kong, 4 October 2010, Lot 70 Private Collection, Indonesia View Lot Notes > Lot Notes Born and raised in West Sumatra, M. Irfan, like many fellow-artists from his birthplace, decided to pursue his studies in art in Yogyakarta, Central Java. There, he was a member of the Indonesian collective, the Jendela Group for a short period of time. In the past few years, Irfan has prioritized the creation of detailed depictions of bridges, railroad tracks, locomotives and airplanes. The manufactured subjects that are lacking in human touch or emotion are somehow able to successfully portray larger complex themes of motion or stasis and reunion or separation. Both Natural Balancing (Train Series) (Lot 473) and Midnight Delivery #2 (Lot 474), two of the more iconic works from M. Irfan's on-going body of works that take locomotives and railway tracks as pictorial subjects, are imbued with Irfan's personal philosophies and principles in life. The locomotive and its journey is known to have fascinated Irfan and the artist uses this subject to symbolise one's hopes and dreams, arriving and departing from one's life, similar to that of the locomotive arriving at and departing from a train station. Irfan successfully translates this very simple fact of life into something deep and contemplative. His vividly realistic representation exudes a level of verisimilitude that awes his viewers. The precision in his paintings is achieved through years of intense visual study of locomotives and railways. The extreme attention to detail and large scale of the painting captures the viewer's attention, to the extent that the viewer feels a part of the work. This allows the viewer to further contemplate Irfan's symbolic meaning and inherent message of the locomotive and its journey. The artist also intentionally gives his viewers an element of surprise through the incorporation of floating numbers and shapes that Irfan painted in both paintings, as this is not a common practice of a realistic painter. It is through Irfan's paintings that one is able to discover and appreciate the structural beauty of the monumental locomotive. His precise rendering of the structure causes the viewer to feel transported to the actual scene, with the speed and the sound of the locomotive confronting you, as though reminding the viewers of their reliance on technology and rapid transportation in the world today. The use of a monochromatic colour scheme of Midnight Delivery #2 creates a sense of stasis amidst the fast movement of the locomotive, while Natural Balancing (Train Series) portrays a scene that is real to life and picturesque, attesting to M. Irfan's mastery in depicting detailed renditions of massive structures.
M Irfan - A Cruce Salus

M Irfan - A Cruce Salus

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Lot number: 175
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M. Irfan (b. 1972) A Cruce Salus (From the Cross comes Salvation) signed with artist's monogram and dated 'IRFAN 2011' (lower right) acrylic on canvas 155 x 235 cm. (61 x 92 1/2 in.) Painted in 2011 Born and raised in West Sumatra, M. Irfan, like many fellow-artists from his birthplace, decided to pursuit studies in art in Yogyakarta, Central Java. There, he was briefly a member of the Indonesian collective, the Jendela Group. M. Irfan always imbues his works with a highly personal philosophy, thinking and principles in life. In A Cruce Salus (From the Cross comes Salvation) (Lot 175), the locomotive and its journey symbolises a fact of life that fascinates and intrigues M. Irfan. The locomotive speaks of our expectations, hopes and dreams and the journey tells us the fact that these expectations, hopes and dreams come and go away. Irfan successfully translates this very simple fact of life into something deep and contemplative. His highly realistic representation exudes a level of verisimilitude that awes his viewers. The precision and his painstaking rendition that he honed through years of intense visual study of locomotives, railway and tracks captures the viewers' attention, giving them the overwhelming details they did not observe beforehand. The floating phrases M. Irfan painted on the locomotives gives an element of surprise to the viewers as it is not a common practise of a realistic painter. This further grabs viewer's attention and in fact, the phrases provokes viewer's mind and lead them to contemplate further the inherent philosophical message of the work. Although The Beautiful Day Since Yesterday (Lot 176) is still set in a deep contemplative mode, the work itself brings hope and optimism to the humanity. The railways are rendered infinite, and in a way giving us a sense of uncertainty. However Irfan ascertains the viewers with his bright hues and formidable steel structure to support the infinite railway and instead of pessimism and anxiety, The Beautiful Day Since Yesterday exudes positive energy of optimism and the sense of hope. Just like in A Cruce Salus (From the Cross comes Salvation), M. Irfan uses the locomotives in The Beautiful Day Since Yesterday to symbolise one's hopes and dreams. With repetitive locomotive figures on the background together with the symbolism of railway and the steel structure, the work hence speaks of a hopeful future, a reminder to deteriorating humanity, a panacea to the lost soul.
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