After a year of looking for art, and a wild goose chase for a “mythical” art gallery in Jogja, we finally had our Sutrisno paintings in hand at the airport on our way back to Jakarta. We hand-carried the small one in its frame & the bigger one rolled up, with the frame checked in. Why should I leave the bigger frame and pay someone to do it for me, when I can frame it myself?
Besides, I’ve always wanted a staple gun – it’s a pretty badass housewife contraption don’t you think? =P
I finally got around to it yesterday. My right hand a bit bruised from the “recoil” (I must have shot at least 4 dozen staples into that frame) I was so happy I could finally take a pic of my beauties.
Sutrisno paintings (70×70 & 40×40) from Jogjakarta. I wasn’t able to get the title of the smaller one on the right, but it’s a mother carrying her baby piggy-back while holding up a banana leaf to shield them from the pouring rain.
This one is entitled “fly.” I haven’t decided on where to place them yet, so they are presently sitting on the couch. As I was working this afternoon, I saw the light & shadow hit the painting and just had to take a photograph.
I love this painting because when I look at it, it makes me feel like I am soaring as well.
We were very lucky that the painter gave us a great price for the paintings, because he is established already. You can check Sutrisno’s bio & many exhibits here. Our friend also liked 2 other same sized paintings. The original price for our friend’s 2 picks was Rp 4 Million because his were more complicated & detailed, and ours were supposed to be Rp 3 Million. My husband bargained to pay a total of Rp 3.8 Million for all four. So if you’re on a tight budget, go as a group because you’ll get really big discounts if you get many pieces from the same artist.
The details of the art gallery below are hard-earned. Read about the 2 day wild goose chase on becak & crammed in a cab looking for this one gallery here.
Imam Gallery Yogyakarta
Ngadinegaran, MJ III/126, Jogjakarta 55143, Indonesia