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Lot 31 | Auction XXXIII

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LOT 31

RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG

B. Sarawak, 1939

Hutan, 2006

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.

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