Lot 3 | Auction XXXII




B. Kuala Lumpur, 1949

Blue Landscape II, 2017

Signed and dated “Bhanu ‘17” on lower right

Oil on canvas

91 x 71 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,500 – RM 5,500

Though abstract in sight, yet there is a sense of cool, calmness and insistent in the following work of Bhanu Achan. With big, purposeful and insistent brush strokes, he incorporates his thoughts and emotions into his paintings. The artist often mentions that nature has been his primary source of inspiration. It is no wonder that even this masterpiece of his, the Blue Landscape II exudes serenity.

Although the artist goes beyond the rules of the physical, representational and figurative manifestations of solid forms and figures, he creates a stunning piece that evokes from the viewers a strong admiration and the implications that come with it. 

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 his artworks have been part of the National Art Gallery’s collection.