RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG
B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019
Signed, dated “RSA 12” and titled “Patterns” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 46 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 4,000 – RM 8,000
Patterns of nature are exactly what is depicted in this work, featuring beautiful elements that correlate and interweave with one another seamlessly, to create an astounding masterpiece that represents nature at its finest. Struck with visual wonder, the audience is left to discover more and more hues as they explore the canvas, each colour special and diverse, as trees and floras are in the forests. Ahbeng produced countless variations of nature that naturally draws viewers in, coaxing them to take a longer look, as there is an underlying message or mystery to discover and to get acquainted with. Perhaps this is how Raphael Scott AhBeng sees plants, leaves and flowers collectively – he sees them as having their own aura, their own colour and own shapes despite their intrinsic and natural façade.