Lot 16 | 13 December 2020



LOT 16


B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019

Falling Leaves, 2013

Signed, dated and titled “RSA 13 Falling Leaves” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

36 x 46 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – RM 7,000

It is known to whoever is familiar with Raphael Scott AhBeng’s works that his interpretation of nature was different from the rest of his contemporaries. The late artist morphed his creations into something that is purely AhBeng’s style – atypical and bizarre. Raphael’s renditions of his favourite subject, the forest, as depicted in this painting uses a cool-toned symphony of brown, grey, dark green, interspersed by the occasional light blue and yellow as seen in this piece. The choice of colours here blends seamlessly with each other, bringing forth the eccentric quality of the painting.