Lot 015

Rafie Abdul Rahman
b. Negeri Sembilan, 1947

Untitled, 2002

signed and dated (lower left)
oil on canvas
43 x 63cm

Private collection, Selangor

ESTIMATE RM 3,000 – 5,000
Rafie Abdul Rahman has been active in the art scene since decades ago, and has participated in a large number of exhibitions. An impressionistic scene in a village is shown here, capturing his observations of nature. The simple pleasures of country life are wonderfully depicted in this work. The lighting effect shows the artist’s impeccable painting skill.

A self-trained artist, Rafie Abdul Rahman had guidance from Hoessein Enas and Mazli Mat Som during the 1960s, via classes organised by Angkatan Pelukis SeMalaysia (APS). He is well-versed in various art mediums, including watercolour, oil, pastels and acrylic. Aside from the Romantic leanings he picked up from his exposure with APS, he also draws inspiration from American and British artists; Frank Webb, Philip Jamison, Richard Chamberlain and Sir William Russel Flint to name a few.