Lot 61 | 28 March 2021



LOT 61


B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019

Dream State, 2012

Signed, dated and titled “RSA ‘12 Dream State” on lower right

Oil on jute

92 x 122 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 10,000 – RM 22,000

Raphael Scott Ahbeng was born in Bau in 1939 and was one of Malaysia’s most renowned abstract artists. The recently departed studied at the Bath Academy of Art in the UK and was known for his large canvases of overlapping light coloured mountains which exude an airy feel. He was also known for his strong, unique and individualistic personality.

Raphael was once a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer before becoming a full- time painter. In this large acrylic on canvas artwork, Raphael depicts a garden of his own interpretation, using splashes of contrasting hues that somewhat work in sync with one another.