Indonesian artist I Nyoman Masriadi posing in front of his work Untitled Book (2019) during this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo: James Wendlinger

One of Indonesia’s most successful living artists on the burly black characters that made him a star

  • I Nyoman Masriadi’s fascination with comic books, superheroes and their exaggerated physiques turned into a signature style popular with collectors
  • The Bali-born artist’s paintings touch on ideas including identity, technology and materialism and mix them with sarcasm and tongue-in-cheek humour
Topic |   Art

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Indonesian artist I Nyoman Masriadi posing in front of his work Untitled Book (2019) during this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo: James Wendlinger
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A guest attends the opening reception of Art Basel Hong Kong in 2018. For the VIPS of the art world, the fair is their biggest networking opportunity of the year in Asia. Photo: Reuters

Art Basel Hong Kong: celebration of market-driven mediocrity or a boon for art in the city?

  • Asia’s biggest contemporary art fair is also Asia’s biggest networking event for art world VIPs, and exhibitors close big deals with collectors from China
  • Some talk up its role in creating a market in China for contemporary art, while others disagree; there is also debate as to what it does for art in Hong Kong
Topic |   Art Basel

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A guest attends the opening reception of Art Basel Hong Kong in 2018. For the VIPS of the art world, the fair is their biggest networking opportunity of the year in Asia. Photo: Reuters
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