B. Selangor, 1974
Signed and dated “Rafin 12” on lower left
Acrylic on canvas
153 x 153 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Sarawak
RM 4,000 – RM 7,000
Born in Petaling Jaya in 1974, the American-trained artist would paint his pictures based on photographs that he has taken beforehand. He once had a year off and used the time to travel around Malaysia to take photographs, which he would then paint, but with added spontaneity and emotional feelings, conveyed via the paintings.
He studied fine art and photography while he was in the United States, and earned a BA in advertising as well. He has held solo shows in 2002, 2004 and 2005, and participated in group shows in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Shah Alam in 2005.