Lot 34 | Auction XIV

LOT 34

(B. Sarawak, 1939)

Sterling Silver, 2011

Signed, titled and dated “RSA ‘11 STERLING SILVER” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 90 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 7,840

Raphael Scott AhBeng’s paintings and perception of nature is not your conventional true-to-life type. Even the simplest of forms of subjects such as the silver comes off as nonconforming and curious but in a uniquely beautiful way. The grey that takes up most of the canvas hints at the original colour of the precious metal, but he composes this piece in a more meaningful, artistic way of portraying nature and its resources.