Lot 59 | Auction XXXVIIII



LOT 59


B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019

Dry Moon, 2008

Signed, dated and titled “RSA 08, dry moon” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

88 x 58 cm

Provenance Private Collection,  Kuala Lumpur

RM 6,000 – RM 10,000

Raphael Scott Ahbeng was born in Bau in 1939 and regarded as one of the most renowned abstract artists that Malaysia had ever produced. Educated in the UK at the Bath Academy of Art, AhBeng was known for his large canvases of overlapping lightcoloured mountains which exude an airy feel. Before he turned to painting full-time, he was once a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer. Nature and landscapes are two things that Raphael Scott AhBeng held dear to his heart. In classic AhBeng style, he expressed his love for the solitary environments with a stunning painting. In this piece, AhBeng relayed his rendition of nature where dominant hues of red and black washed over the canvas and atop, a dark or decaying moon seem to oversee the land.