Lot 35 | 15 August 2021



LOT 35


B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019

Traga, 2012

Signed and dated “RSA 12 Traga” on lower right

Oil on canvas

92 x 122 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 12,000 – RM 24,000

Raphael Scott Ahbeng was born in Bau in 1939 and was one of the most renowned abstract artists that Malaysia has ever produced. Educated in the UK at the Bath Academy of Art, Raphael was known for his large canvases of overlapping light-coloured mountains which exude an airy feel. Before turning to paintings full-time, he was once a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer. Nature and landscapes are two things that Raphael Scott AhBeng holds dear to his heart. In classic AhBeng style, he expresses his love for solitary environments with a stunning painting. In this piece AhBeng depicts his true spirit and adoration for nature, all the while injecting bits and pieces of his personality.