Lot 11

LOT 11

(B. Sarawak, 1939)

Village, 1989

Signed and titled “RSA ’89” on lower left
Watercolour on paper
42 x 29 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 672

Venturing away from his distinctively vibrant colours and signature Ahbeng techniques in portraying abstract landscapes, this time he employs his watercolour skills on paper, illustrating a village.

He depicts here the view of the cluttered and chock-a-blocked rooftops of various colours with clear sky above. This piece is incorporated with AhBeng’s love for his hometown, and it is thus translated onto this piece, as it is imbibed with comfort, longing and warmth.