Lot 42 | Auction XXXIV


LOT 42


B. Selangor, 1974

Mindscape Series 7, 2011

Signed and dated “Rafin 911″ on lower right”

Acrylic on canvas

39.8 x 30 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM500 – RM900


With colours bursting with life and exuberance, Nik Rafin creates an art piece that seems to invigorate the viewer. The cascade of crimson in this painting reminds the audience of motivation, energy and most of all, passion. It is, after all, a colour that symbolises strength.

It is only fitting that he names this piece Mindscape, this painting works as a means of an escape from one’s worries and troubles, a nook inside one’s mind. Apart from its enlivening and loud effect, Nik Rafin’s love for detailed, descriptive work is apparent as he exquisitely draws fine lines on the various shapes, adding complexity and edge to this piece. Nik Rafin studied Advanced Photography in the USA and pursued a Minor in Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He was an illustrator for Milwaukee’s newspaper, The Marquette Tribune.