This sepia tone canvas was conceptualized from the artist’s imagination of 2 iconic figures, one in music and the other in politics. A very easily recognized face, these 2 had left their marks on the world history. The subject is of 2 people sharing a light-hearted moment while having an ice cream and lollipop.
Iskandar Fauzy is an interior designer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in his early forties. In his free time when in between interior assignments, he dabbles in art and his key subjects are often made up of a combination of world figures, in performance or political scenes. Examples of his other works includes the late Lee Kuan Yew with Mick Jagger or Putin with Obama and Al Pacino or Marilyn Monroe with Johnny Depp.
We met Iskandar during the Yogya art fair back in 2015, visited him in his studio and he showed us a whole series of such combination works. Of all the canvases shown, this particular piece caught our eyes because of the fun nature of 2 grown men eating sweets that is usually a child’s favourite. We will never be able to witness these 2 usually serious men until and artist is able to transpose this fun of it onto a canvas.
Sagaseed Collections mission is always to spot young emerging artist to provide them with seed money and platform to showcase their talents. Acquiring this work was part of achieving that mission.