Lot 3 | Auction XXXVI






B. Sarawak, 1939

Environment in Protest, 1996

Signed, titled and dated “RSA ‘96 Environment in protest” on lower right

Oil on board

43 x 73.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Nature and landscapes are two things that Raphael Scott AhBeng holds dear to his heart. In a classic AhBeng style, he expresses his love for the solitary environments with a stunning painting of his interpretation of the rainforest of Sarawak. “Painting is a way of expressing my feelings. I like to paint good things that give viewers a good feeling, and make them think and feel rejuvenated,” said AhBeng. That seems evident in this piece as he does incite the soothing and calm atmosphere that seems to emanate from his beloved hometown. With a vibrant palette and bold strokes, the display of the forms and colours instantaneously create an aura calmness and comfort while being close to nature at the same time.