Achmad Sadali

Achmad Sadali (1924-1987; Garut, West Java) studied at the Institut Teknology Bandung (ITB, Bandung Institute of Technology) in West Java under Ries Mulder (Dutch, 1909-1973). He received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to study at Iowa State University and the New York Art Students League in the U.S.A., from 1956-1957. His abstract compositions have subtle use of space and nuances of color. Awards: Piagam Anegerah Seni (Indonesia, 1972), Cultural Award (Australia, 1977) Exhibitions: Taman Ismail Marzuki (Jakarta, 1978, 1981), Fukuoka Art Museum (Japan, 1980), Festival of Indonesia (U.S.A., 1990-1992), Gate Foundation (Amsterdam, Holland, 1993), Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1996).

  Title : Cosmic Mountain
  Artist : Achmad Sadali
  Media : Acrylic on paper
  Size : 38 x 32 cm
  Year : 1973

In many parts of Indonesia the mountain represents the cosmos. The triangle symbolizes the mountain. The shapes within contrast with the thin outline. The colors are earthy in this bold abstraction.


Gift of Agung Rai Fine Art Gallery (Peliatan, Bali)