RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG
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.