RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG
B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019
Spiritual II, 2007
Signed, dated and titled “RSA 07, spriritual II” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
180 x 239 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 25,000 – RM 50,000
Raphael Scott Ahbeng was born in Bau in 1939 and was one of Malaysia’s most renowned abstract artists. The recently departed studied at the Bath Academy of Art in the UK and was known for his large canvases of overlapping lightcoloured mountains which exudes an airy feel. Raphael was once a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer before becoming a full-time painter.
Nature and landscapes are two things that Raphael Scott AhBeng held dear to his heart. In classic AhBeng style, he expressed his love for the solitary environments with a stunning painting. In this piece, AhBeng depicted his true spirit and adoration for nature, with shadows of large mountains and stunning blue skies while injecting bits and pieces of his personality with bright streaks and splashes of alluring tones.