LOT 36 | Auction XXXV


LOT 36


B. Sarawak, 1939

Bunga Sunar, 2014

Signed and dated “RSA 14” on lower right

Acrylic on board

30 x 30 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpu

RM 900 – RM 1,500


This piece is engulfed in circular shapes depicting flowers, various colours and shades. Struck with visual wonder, the audience is left to discover more and more colours as they explore the canvas, each colour special and diverse, just as the floras are in the forests. This variation of flowers just seems to pull the viewer in, coaxing them to take a longer look, as there are many more colours to discover and to get acquainted with. Perhaps this is how Raphael Scott AhBeng sees plants, leaves and flowers collectively – he sees them as having their own aura, their own colour and own shapes in spite of their original and natural colour.