Lot 80 | 8 November 2020



LOT 80


B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019

Kuching South, 2009

Signed and dated “Kuching South, 2009” on lower right

Oil on board

30.5 x 22.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 900 – RM 2,500

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 exude an airy feel. Raphael was once a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer before becoming a full-time painter. He was always a storyteller of nature and landscapes, and translated this on canvas. In classic AhBeng style, he expressed his love for the solitary environments using a spectacle of colours and strokes, resulting in a stunning painting.