Lot 50 | Auction XXXVII



LOT 50


B. Sarawak, 1939

Fan Trees, 2015

Signed, dated, and titled “RSA ‘15 Fan Trees” on lower right

Acrylic on board

31 x 31 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,000 – RM 3,000


Rapheal Scott Ahbeng’s calling card is his sanguine predisposition that is revealed through the use of vibrant hues in his works, especially red. The multi-award winning Bornean painter’s passion for nature and the diversity of his ethnicity comes through clearly in this body of work by providing a distinctive tone for each branch as if the veins of the tree are strengthened by diversity. It is almost as if this work was a deliberate attempt to discuss the preservation of nature.