Lot 26 | Auction XIX

LOT 26

B. Kuala Lumpur, 1949

Study of a Tree, 2008

Signed and dated “Bhanu 08” on lower right

Ink on paper

36 x 26 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 800 – RM 1,600

Bhanu Achan presents this time a tasteful and effortless sketches of nature – or Mother Nature herself, as it is a study of a tree. These mysterious pieces, due to the restricted colour choices, leaves more room for the audience to marvel at the intricacy of technique and meticulousness that Bhanu Achan employs in his work. This piece captures the most recognizable and most basic element of nature, with which an artist truly finds and seeks inspiration from.

Bhanu Achan was initially sent to India to study medicine, where he began to delve further into the teachings of Hinduism, yoga, dharma and karma. This spiritual side is ever-present in his paintings. His career has spanned for about forty years and and his artworks have been part of the National Art Gallery’s collection.