FINE ART AUCTION
Born in Jakarta 1946. He is an Indonesian painter who for a long time has reside in Brazil. At a very young age, young Tio Tjay enjoy studying Chinese painting and calligraphy. His talent for art was already sensed by people at youth. In 1967 he immigrated to South American with his family. He held many exhibitions, from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and even Paraguay. In 1971 till 1975 he resided in Manaus, capital of the Amazon. It is Amazon Rainforest that really inspire him to draw painting about nature. In 1976, he moved back to São Paulo and participate in the exhibition of Bienal Nacional de São Paulo. 1980's was a great decade for Tio Tjay. He was invited to join an exhibition in Italy which was held in Naples for a cultural relationship between Brazil and Italy. A few years later, he was again invited to Tukuyama, Japan for a collective exhibition. And in the same year, he returned to Indonesia and worked in his birth country.tio Tjay's strong painting is affected by the Latin colours that was dominant in Brazil. In Indonesia, he created unique style of art pieces by combining the brave colours of Latin, with an oriental style.
(Basel, Switzerland, 1942. He moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1964, studied in paintings and graphic art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (1965 – 1967) and continued to Rijks Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten (1967 – 1969). He frequently visits Indonesia especially Bali and works intensively in the island since 1997. He received awards from the Urio Prijs (1969), Willink van Collen Prijs (1971), Jeanna Bieruma Oosting Prijs (1974) and Arti Medaille (1987). From 1980 – 1988 he was professor at the National Academy of Fine Arts (Rijks Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten) in Amsterdam where he taught drawing and painting. He held solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Europe, USA, Singapore, and Indonesia. His works are in the collection of the Netherlands state, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, City Council of Amsterdam, Duta Fine Art Museum, Jakarta, Neka Museum, Bali and private collections in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, etc.
Tio Tjay, “Grand Harvest”, Oil on canvas: 110 x 180 cm
Paul Husner, “Ceremonial Temple Arround Batur Lake” 2010, oil on canvas: 80 x 140 cm