Lot 9 | 28 November 2021





B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019

Low Tide at Bako, 2006

Signed, dated and titled “RSA 06 Low Tide at Bako” on lower right

Oil on board

29 x 44 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,200 – RM 2,800

Raphael Scott Ahbeng was born in Bau in 1939 and was one of Malaysia’s most renowned abstract artists. The recently departed studied at the Bath Academy of Art in the UK and was known for his large canvases of overlapping light-coloured mountains which exude an airy feel. Raphael was once a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer before becoming a full- time painter. He was always a storyteller of nature and landscapes, and translated this on canvas. Departing from Ahbeng’s classic abstract style, this beautiful landscape work depicts Bako National Park in Sarawak and a majestic range of mountains with a canoe or boat floating on the still waters. One can’t help but feel peace washing over them when viewing this beauty.