B. Kedah, 1962
Pearl River, 2016
Signed, titled and dated “Rafiee Ghani Pearl River 2016” on lower edge of paper
Mixed media on paper
106 x 76 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 12,000 – RM 18,000
Born in Kulim, Kedah, Rafiee began his education in art at the prestigious De Virgen Academie Voor Beeldende Kunst at the Hague in the Netherlands before continuing his studies at Institut Teknologi MARA in Dungun. Much of his muse and exposure to art began in Europe, where he visited all the great art spaces and museums.
A busy, combustion of colours takes place in this painting, illustrating various geometrical shapes and forms. His works are known for their loud and dynamic colours and brush strokes where his Intimism styles are very well established where he is known to produce paintings of still life that depict all types of objects of everyday life including the likes of vases, stools, chairs, mugs, flower, food and fruits. Aesthetics form an important part of Rafiee’s paintings where he uses balance and composition to their fullest potential, often producing artwork, which are both aesthetically pleasing and artistic.