(B. Kedah, 1962)
Teluk Mas, 2014
Signed, titled and dated
“Rafiee Ghani Teluk Mas 2014” on bottom of canvas
Oil on canvas
158 x 183 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
SOLD – RM 18,800
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 and views on nature, his rearrangement on what people normally look past, his translation of nature onto canvas.
This painting of a scenery what seems like wreckage is his opinion and discourses about nature itself. 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.