Lot 80 | Auction XXI

LOT 80

B. Selangor, 1974

Earthscape Series “Exotic Land”, 2011

Signed and dated “Rafin 2011” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

61 x 61 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,000 – RM 2,200

Always eccentric and never boring, Nik Rafin creates another masterpiece in his Earthscape series, tinting it this time with the colour of dawn. Considered the colour of excitement, enthusiasm and warmth, it also draws the attention of viewers.

The graphically comprehensive lines that the artist habitually incorporates into his painting is also present here, adding a more uniqueness and complexity to this piece.

Nik Rafin studied Advanced Photography in the USA and pursued a Minor in Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He was an illustrator for Milwaukee’s newspaper, The Marquette Tribune, before Walt Disney offered him a seven-year contract to work as a graphic designer and illustrator. However, he turned it down after his father insisted he return home and contribute to Malaysia instead.