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Lot 2: RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG (B. Sarawak, 1939) Padawan, 2014
by KLAS Art Auction
23 October 2016
2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaLive Auction
Description: RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG (B. Sarawak, 1939) Padawan, 2014 Signed, titled and dated “RSA ‘14 Padawan” on lower right Acrylic on canvas 118 x 89 cm
Condition Report: Signed, titled and dated “RSA ‘14 Padawan” on lower right
Notes: 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. Raphael Scott AhBeng, a Bidayuh, hails from Sarawak and is one of the most prominent Borneo artists. He attended Bath Academy of Art in Britain, where he studied Art and Photography. He won the First Prize for the Sarawak Shell Open art competition in 1959, 1982 and 1983 Third Prize in the Natural Malaysia art competition in Kuala Lumpur in 1991.
Provenance: Private Collection Kuala Lumpur
Dimensions: 118 x 89 cm
Artist or Maker: RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG
Medium: Acrylic on canvas