B. Kuala Lumpur, 1949
Nature Series, 2016
Signed and dated “Bhanu 16” on lower right
Oil on canvas
145 x 203 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 8,000 – RM 20,000
Geometrical shapes coloured with various colours are apparent in this piece. Though abstract in sight, yet there is a sense of cool and calmness to it. 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, as indicated by the title of this painting. 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.