Lot 7 | 3 October 2021





B. Kedah, 1962

Alam Semulajadi, 2000

Signed and dated “Rafiee Ghani 2000” on lower edge of artwork

Work on steel

22 x 28 cm x 2 pieces

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 5,000 – RM 9,000

Rafiee Ghani is one of the most prominent and important contemporary artists who probably leads his generation of artists in Malaysia. Born in Kulim, Kedah in 1962, the artist comes from a mixed parentage family, his father an Englishman who worked as a travelling geologist while his mother is a mix of Thai and Malay. Rafiee Ghani’s artworks are just as colourful as he is and he is well known in the local fine arts sphere for his lyrical abstract and contemporary paintings. The artist’s style can be associated with French paintings of the 19th and early 20th centuries, especially those of Post-Impressionists, the Nabis and the Fauves. For Rafiee, aesthetics is an important part of his paintings — this is where balance and compositions are utilised to their fullest potential, often producing artworks that are artistic and pleasing for the eyes. The artist also creates an imaginary illusion of objects and images by overlaying them with colours which are vibrantly mixed and integrated.