Mindscape Series 15, 2011
Signed and dated “Rafin 11” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
39.8 x 30 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 500 – RM 900
Nik Rafin was born in Petaling Jaya in 1974, as a student of fine art and photography during his time in the United States, he often painted based on photographs that he has taken beforehand. He also earned a BA in advertising. He has held solo shows in 2002, 2004 and 2005, and participated in group shows in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Shah Alam in 2005.
He once had a year off and used the time to travel around Malaysia to take photographs, which he would then paint, but with added spontaneity and emotional depth, conveyed via the paintings. A closer inspection into his works especially the Mindscape series would reveal the application of his studies, to paint with a unified purpose and depth. The series is one of his most complex works which explores the relationship between colours and shapes.