RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG
B. Sarawak, 1939
Signed and dated “RSA ‘06 HUTAN” on lower right
Oil on canvas
58.5 x 87.5 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 4,500 – RM 8,000
This piece is engulfed in various shapes, colours and shades. Struck with visual wonder, the audience is left to discover more and more colours as they explore the canvas, each colour special and diverse, as trees and floras are in the forests. This variation of nature just seems to pull the viewer in, coaxing them to take a longer look, as there are many more colours 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 in spite of their original and natural colour.