RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG
B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019
Titled, signed and dated “Badul ‘14 RSA” on lower right
Acrylic on board
30 x 30 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 700 – RM 1,400
The late Raphael Scott Ahbeng was born in Bau in 1939 and was known as one of Malaysia’s most renowned abstract artists. He studied at the Bath Academy of Art in the UK and was popular for his large canvases of overlapping lightcoloured mountains which exudes an airy feel. Before becoming a full-time painter, Raphael was a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer. Raphael Scott AhBeng holds nature and landscapes close to his heart, and this particular piece evidently expresses that. With skillful strokes and use of bright colours, he produces a landscape of flora that are just breathtaking to view.