RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG
(B. Sarawak, 1939)
Signed, titled and dated “RSA ‘12 WOODS”
on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
119 x 90 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 10,000 – RM 16,000
Raphael Scott Ahbeng’s abstract interpretation of nature has always been atypical and bizarre, although aesthetically so, and this visual adaptation of a forest turns out to be a marvellous surge of colours.
Struck with visual wonder, the audience is left to discover more and more colours as they explore the canvas, each colour special and diverse, as trees and floras are in the forests. The name only seems fitting – Forest Magnet – for this variation of a forest 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.