Lot 59 | Auction XXXVII



LOT 59


B. Sarawak, 1939

Hutan, 2006

Signed, dated and titled “RSA ‘06 HUTAN” on lower right

Oil on canvas

60 x 90 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,000 – RM 5,000


This piece is engulfed in various shapes, colours and shades. 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. This variation of nature 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. Perhaps this is how Raphael Scott AhBeng sees plants, leaves and flowers collectively – he sees them as having their own aura, colour and shapes.