Lot 15 | Auction XXV

LOT 15

B. Sarawak, 1939

Bodang Reeds, 2014

Signed and dated “RSA ‘14 BODANG REEDS” on lower right

Acrylic on board

30.5 x 30.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,200 – RM 3,000


Known for his abstract renditions of nature, nature and landscapes are held close to Raphael Scott AhBeng’s heart. He expresses his love for nature and its beauty using stunning colours and designs, both of which a non-conventional and unique. Definitely more imaginative than natural, Raphael Scott AhBeng creates his personal haven. The artist said once, “Painting is a way of expressing my feelings. I like to paint good things that give viewers a good feeling, and make them think and feel rejuvenated.”

Born in Singai, Bau District, Sarawak in 1939, Raphael Scott AhBeng has been painting for over 60 years. He started at the tender age of 9. He is considered a man of many talents, as he was once a teacher of the Arts and the English language, a cartoonist, a radio producer and so many more but he is first and foremost one of the most renowned abstract artist from Borneo, Malaysia.