Lot 9 | 28 March 2021





B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019

Ikan Bagus, 2013

Signed and dated “Ikan Bagus RSA 13” on lower right

Oil on board

30.5 x 22.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 300 – RM 900

Nature and landscapes are two things that Raphael Scott AhBeng held dear to his heart. In classic AhBeng style, he expressed his love for the solitary environments with a beautiful painting such as the ‘Ikan Bagus’.

“Painting is a way of expressing my feelings. I like to paint good things that give viewers a good feeling, and make them think and feel rejuvenated,” said AhBeng. That seems evident in this piece as he incited the soothing and calm atmosphere of being under the sea. With intense colouring and bold strokes, the display of the forms and colours instantaneously create an aura calmness and comfort.