Mohd Raduan Man
B. Pahang, 1978
Love Series III, 2003
Signed “Raduan” on lower right
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
Oil on canvas
92 x 92 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 3,000 – RM 5,000
Love and passion has always been a popular theme with artists. Of course, it is because can be likened to being the most powerful emotion, it has the ability to shift and alter one’s mind, heart and soul. Raduan Man understands this, as even as his usual subject matters comprise commentaries about nature, war and the human behaviour, he too has taken the liberty of painting his own view of love.
This piece is a visual embodiment of all the elements that make up the emotion. The piece is strong, fierce and jagged with some dark components – a reflection of what the emotion is in reality. The piece makes you feel something, something akin to experience of the artist himself as well.
Mohd Raduan Man was born in 1978. His works, filled with dialogues to the audience, possess strong meanings and statements that he wishes to convey to audience, and a number of his works have been sold at auctions, such as ‘Rooster’ and ‘The Young Contempo Auction’.