Lot 15 | 13 December 2020



LOT 15


B.Kedah, 1962

Blue Water, 2017

Signed “Rafiee Ghani”, titled “Blue Water” and dated “2017“ on lower edge of paper

Watercolour on paper

76.5 x 57 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 4,000 – RM 9,000

Born in Kulim, Kedah in 1962, Rafiee Ghani is one of Malaysia’s venerable fine artists. He started learning art at the De Virge Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst at The Hague in the Netherlands before he continued his studies at Institute Teknologi MARA in Dungun. It was in Europe that Rafiee gained his inspiration and exposure in art where he visited all the great spaces and museums. Consequently, he drew his inspirations through old masters like Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse and their works.

Rafiee’s works are known for their loud and dynamic colours and brush strokes where his Intimism styles are very well established. He is known to produce paintings of still life that depicts all types of objects of everyday life including the likes of vases, stools, chairs, mugs, food and fruits. Aesthetics form an important part of Rafiee’s paintings where he uses balance and composition to their fullest potential, often producing artwork, which are both aesthetically pleasing and artistic.