Lot 52 | Auction XX

LOT 52

Rafiee Ghani
B. Kedah, 1962

Dream, 1996

Signed on lower right          

Signed, titled and dated on reverse

Oil on canvas

100.5 x 138.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated on page 68 of “Painted Garden RAFIEE GARDEN” exhibition catalogue

Published in 1996 by Rusli Hashim Fine Art Kuala Lumpur

RM 12,000 – RM 18,000

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.

Rafiee Ghani was born in Kulim, Kedah. He studied and obtained the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst at The Hague, Netherlands. Thereafter, he pursued his Diploma in Fine Art from Institut Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam. He then obtained his Master of Art in Fine Prints at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1987.