Lot 44 | Auction XXIII

LOT 44

B. Pahang, 1978

Bengal 3, 2011

Signed and dated “Raduan Man 2011” on lower left
Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

Mixed media on aluminium

91 x 91 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 5,636.00

This piece comes across as strong and purposeful, as the artist tries to make a statement regarding an issue about nature. Despite how strong it comes off as, the message is very unclear, ambiguous and closed, and it is only up to the viewer what to make of it.

He captures a quiet, serious mood in this piece, as he captures a regal Bengal tiger staring into the distance with constant vigilance, as if watching a prey or looking out for one.

Raduan Man graduated with a BFA at UiTM in 2000 and followed it up with a double Masters, first in Painting at the University of Wolverhampton, UK in 2003, and then in Printmaking at the Camberwell School of Art, UK in 2006. He won the Juror’s Award in the Tanjong Heritage Art Competition in 2002.