Lot 88 | Auction XXII

LOT 88

B. Kedah, 1962

White Light, 1998

Signed “Rafiee Ghani” on lower left

Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

Oil on canvas

35.5 x 48 cm

Private Collection, Australia

RM 4,508.80

“I am using juxtaposition of forms and colours to bring about that mood in an enclosed space. Having delicate and beautiful things so close, we tend to overlook it. I want to rearrange it. Make it more visible and so that we can stop and look around us.”

Rafiee Ghani is not slapdash about his paintings. He does not merely paint on random subjects of flora and fauna with gallant and cheerful colours. For him, the mood is that one thing he wishes to capture on canvas. What the canvas makes people feel is the result he seeks. He also once said that, “I do not merely paint melons or mangoes; I paint my ‘feelings’ about them.”

Rafiee Ghani was born in Kulim, Kedah. He studied and obtained the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst at The Hague, Netherlands. Thereafter, he pursued his Diploma in Fine Art from Institut Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam. He then obtained his Master of Art in Fine Prints at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1987.