LOT 70 | Auction XXXV


LOT 70


B. Kuala Lumpur, 1949

Movement in Red I, 2011

Signed and dated “Bhanu ‘11” on lower right

Mixed media on canvas

81 x 81 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur 

RM 1,800 – RM 4,000  


Bhanu Achan artworks goes beyond the rules of the physical, representational and figurative manifestations of solid forms and figures, he creates stunning pieces that evokes from the viewers a strong admiration and the implications that come with it.

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.

In this piece, the artist uses structures and lines to create a fluid movement with vibrant hues of red, white and nude tones. While it may seem like there is chaos, there is a harmony and balance between the contrasting colours and specks of yellow to add splashes of excitement to the piece.