Lot 16 | 15 August 2021



LOT 16


B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019

Surface Beauty, 2013

Signed, dated and titled “RSA 13 Surface Beauty” on lower left

Acrylic on board

30.5 x 30.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,200 – RM 2,800

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 spectacular symphony of brown, red, yellow and green as seen in this piece. The choice of colours here blends seamlessly with each other, bringing forth the eccentric quality of the painting.