Artist's triumph over tragedy

Indonesian artist Suvi Wahyudianto, 26, is the youngest artist to win the UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award.
Indonesian artist Suvi Wahyudianto, 26, is the youngest artist to win the UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

The winner of the UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award drew inspiration from the trauma of war

Indonesian artist Suvi Wahyudianto's mother wanted him to find a steady job, but she may now finally approve of his artistic pursuits.

Last Thursday, the 26-year-old became the youngest artist to win the UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award, a regional prize worth US$10,000 (S$13,800).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2018, with the headline 'Artist's triumph over tragedy'. Print Edition | Subscribe