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MALAYSIA

Bayu Utomo Radjikin


BAYU UTOMO RADJIKIN, Damaged, 1990, oil on wood.

An artist whose works have been collected by the National Gallery of Malaysia only five years and ten group shows after his graduation from the Institut Teknologi Mara, Bayu Utomo Radjikin has finally come into his own.

In the Malaysian art market, where adulation often greets meaningless abstraction and droll realism is the norm, Bayu's hard-edged images of protest in this first solo show make a noteworthy difference. Anguished Bosnians, skeletal Somalians, and victims of child abuse hooked to…

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