B. Kuala Lumpur, 1949
Rhapsody in Blue III, 2016
Signed and dated “Bhanu ‘16” on lower right
Mixed media on paper
59 x 42 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,200 – RM 2,200
At a glance, this painting has a dense volume of serenity to it. While it all seems serious with deep thoughts and hidden messages behind them, it is also cool and calm, a composed piece with large, easy-going and assured strokes.
Bhanu Achan is an abstract painter who uses his thoughts, emotions and perception on cultural and social issues and puts them into colour, painting them to communicate with the audience. This sort of connection and communication is beyond that of the representational, figurative and the physical.
When Bhanu was younger, he had heightened his knowledge on Hinduism, focusing on the subjects of yoga, dharma and karma, and this spiritual side is omnipresent in all his paintings.
He was initially sent to study medicine in India, he began to discover the spiritual side of life. His career has spanned for about forty years and and his artworks have been part of the National Art Gallery’s collection.