B. Kedah, 1962
Land’s End V (Dover, United Kingdom), 2017
Signed, titled and dated “Rafiee Ghani Land’s End V 2017” on lower right
Mixed media on paper
57.5 x 76 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 6,000 – RM 12,000
The combination of warm and cool colours which brightens Rafiee’s Intimism can also be attributed to his surrounding culture, the landscapes he has come across in his travels and to the tropical climate he lives in, and especially to the richness of colours and patterns of traditional East Coast art of batik. These are intermingled with Rafiee’s vast experience and broad exposure gathered through his journeys, just like Fauvist Manguin who captured the fascinating warmth of the Mediterranean landscapes, climate and cultures in his exhibition La Lumiere du Midi (The Light of the South of France). Rafiee finds his adventures extremely stimulating and inspiring, creating a series of artworks from his travels. Ever with a sketchbook during his travels, the artist would craft colourful sketches along with his thoughts and musings, be it on the bus or the train.