Lot 11 | Auction XXIV

LOT 11

B. Kedah, 1962

The Sultan’s Garden I, 2000

Oil on board

39 x 29 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Comes with KLAS certificate signed by the artist

RM 3,000 – RM 5,000

Mood is crucial for Rafiee Ghani, as he has mentioned that he does not merely paint his subjects, but his feelings about his subjects. In a way, this piece is an emotions capsule, as Rafiee collects his thoughts, views and perspectives. Apart from that, his works also captures his rearrangement on what people normally look past, his translation of reality onto canvas.

The colours are eccentric and completely disorganized, giving it a cheery, easygoing feel to it. It does seem to pique the interest, as the arbitrariness of it all calls out to the viewer to acquaint themselves with each and every single stroke, line and colour in this piece.