B. Kedah, 1962
Land’s End VI (Dover, United Kingdom), 2017
Signed, titled and dated “Rafiee Ghani Land’s End VI 2017” on lower left
Mixed media on paper
57.5 x 76 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 6,000 – RM 12,000
It’s no secret that Rafiee’s subject and creativity in his artworks have been long inspired by his travels. This is owed to his travelling geologist father who brought back pictures of exotic destinations and museum exhibits that really sparked his appreciation for aesthetics. Whenever he came across a beautiful sight, he would take a photograph and later capture the scene on canvas. A formal training in art provided him with practical and theoretical foundations, whereas the artist’s adventures to various parts of the world enabled him to experience nature as well as global cultures and climates. More importantly, these trips have given him the invaluable opportunity to be in direct contact with the original works of great painters such as Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, the Nabis and the Fauves, which seem to be the dominant influences on his style. This particular beauty, entitled “Land’s End VI” United Kingdom, 2017 was inspired by the artist’s travels to the UK, delivered in the symphony of colours that he is known for.