Lot 5 | Auction XVII


(B. Kedah, 1962)

Blue Chair and Blue Table, 1995

Signed “Rafiee Ghani” on lower right
Mixed media on canvas
129 x 138 cm

Private Collection, Penang

SOLD – RM 18,880

This piece is busy with reflections, emotions as well as ambitions and motivations. In a limited space, Rafiee Ghani narrates his probes and study on the relationship between his thoughts and perspective, with various figures and colours.

Mood is crucial for Rafiee Ghani, as he has mentioned that he does not merely paint his subjects, but his feelings about his subjects. In a way, this piece is an emotions capsule, as Rafiee collects his thoughts, views and perspectives. Apart from that, his works also captures his rearrangement on what people normally look past, his translation of reality onto canvas.

The colours are eccentric and completely disorganized, giving it a cheery, easygoing feel to it. It does seem to pique the interest, as the arbitrariness of it all calls out to the viewer to acquaint themselves with each and every single stroke, line and colour in this piece.