Lot 18 | Auction XXXVIIII


Lot 18


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.