RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG
B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019
3 Tiered Forest, 2013
Signed, dated and titled “RSA ‘13 3 Tiered Forest” on lower right
Oil on canvas
59.5 x 89.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 6,000 – RM 12,000
Raphael Scott Ahbeng was born in Bau in 1939 and was one of Malaysia’s most renowned abstract artists. The recently departed studied at the Bath Academy of Art in the UK and was known for his large canvases of overlapping light coloured mountains which exudes an airy feel. Raphael was once a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer before becoming a full-time painter.
Nature and landscapes are two things that Raphael Scott AhBeng held dear to his heart. In classic AhBeng style, he expressed his love for solitary environments with a stunning painting. In this piece, AhBeng depicted his true spirit and adoration for nature, with shadows of large mountains and stunning blue skies while injecting bits and pieces of his personality with bright streaks and splashes of alluring tones.