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Ashley Bickerton on Nyoman Masriadi

NYOMAN MASRIADI Master Yoga (Yoga Master) 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 300 cm. Courtesy Gajah Gallery, Singapore.

I had long heard of the work of Nyoman Masriadi, and seen in magazines the odd small image here and there.

What was most striking was the decibel level of all the surrounding hubbub, a lot of it quite bewildering to me as an artist who had come up through a very rigid system of ascendancy in the New York art machine. It seems Masriadi was creating a sensation in…

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