Lot 44 | 12 July 2020



LOT 44


B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019

Potik, 2014

Signed, dated and titled “RSA ‘14 Potik” on lower right

Acrylic on board

30 x 30 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuching, Sarawak

RM 700 – RM 1,400

Raphael Scott Ahbeng was born in Bau in 1939 and regarded as one of the most renowned abstract artists that Malaysia had ever produced. Educated in the UK at the Bath Academy of Art, AhBeng was known for his large canvases of overlapping light-coloured mountains which exude an airy feel. Before he turned to painting full-time, he was once a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer. Nature and landscapes are two things that Raphael Scott AhBeng held dear to his heart. In classic AhBeng style, he expressed his love for the solitary environments with a stunning painting.