Lot 78 | Auction XXXIV

LOT 78


B. Kuala Lumpur, 1949

Rock Exploration I, 2017

Signed and dated “Bhanu17” on lower right

Oil on canvas

102 x 80 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM900 – RM1,500


A lover of nature, Bhanu draws inspiration from it. Bold, strong and dauntless, these painting is remindful of the strong, warm colours of the elements of earth and wind. With big, purposeful and insistent brush strokes, he incorporates his thoughts and emotions into his paintings.

Although the artist goes beyond the rules of the physical, representational and figurative manifestations of solid forms and figures, he creates a stunning piece that evokes from the viewers a strong admiration of fire and the implications that come with it – passion, strength, anger, inner demons, bright and headstrong.

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.