B. Kuala Lumpur, 1949
Rhapsody in Blue I & II, 2016
Signed and dated “Bhanu ‘16” on lower right of each artwork
Mixed media on paper
59 x 42 cm x 2 pieces
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,500 – RM 3,500
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. This piece is remindful of the soothing colours of the element of water – cool, insistent and calm. With big, purposeful and insistent brush strokes, he incorporates his thoughts and emotions into his paintings. A lover of nature, Bhanu draws inspiration from it. This is perhaps an ode to the element of water.