RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG
B. Sarawak, 1939
Break of Day, 2001
Signed, dated and titled “RSA ’01 break of day” on lower right
Mixed media on board
60 x 90 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
“Painting is a way of expressing my feelings. I like to paint good things that give viewers a good feeling, and make them think and feel rejuvenated,” said AhBeng. That seems evident in this piece as he does provoke a sense of calmness. Enveloped by what seems to be a mountain range, a stream flows through the centre of the painting. Bold strokes and intense colours further elevates the calmness that is resonated by the ‘Break of Day’, as well as that of nature.