Lot 66 | Auction XXXIII



LOT 66


B. Kuala Lumpur, 1949

Opus Series “Brown I & Brown II”, 2016

Signed and dated “Bhanu ‘16” on lower right

Mixed media on paper

59 x 42 cm x 2 pieces

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,500 – RM 2,500


Bhanu Achan was initially sent to India to study medicine, where he began to delve further into the teachings of Hinduism, yoga, dharma and karma. This spiritual side is ever-present in his paintings. His career has spanned for about forty years and his artworks have been part of the National Art Gallery’s collection. Bhanu’s artworks strive to escape the boundaries of form. Constantly inspired by nature, there is a raw and rustic mood to his paintings, evident in the ‘Opus Series Brown I and Brown II’. Breathing life to his preferred media, canvas and paper, Achan’s orchestra of paint and colour never fails to harmonise fluidly, seeking to evoke an emotional response to whoever who lays eyes on his works. His works speak for itself. “My messages are obvious; they are what they are.”