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b. 1962 -

Rafiee Ghani creates stylised lyrical paintings that are visually stimulating.
Rafiee Ghani attended a printmaking workshop at De Vrije Akademie Voor Bildeende Kunsten at The Hague in 1980. He obtained a Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Arts) from MARA Institute of Technology (ITM) in 1985 followed by Master in Fine Prints (MFA) from Manchester Polytechnic, England in 1987. Between 1986 and 1988, Rafiee became a lecturer in Fine Arts (Painting and Printmaking) at MARA University in Shah Alam and continued teaching from 1989 and 1990 to Major students. Between 1991 and 1993, he taught painting and printmaking for the National Youth Service in Mehe, Seychelles. He has been exploring still-life themes since 1993. He was awarded Minor Award, Young Contemporaries, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (1984 and 1985); Minor Award, Salon Malaysia, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (1991); and Second Prize, Malaysian Art Open, Kuala Lumpur (1994). His solo exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur included Room of Flowers (1993), The Painted Garden (1996), Kebun Sultan (2002), Rainbow Warrior (2009), Freedom (2011), The Perfumed Gardens (2012) among others.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Merapi Hijau, 2020
          May. 19, 2024

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Merapi Hijau, 2020

          Est: RM4,500 - RM8,000

          Filled with bright and uplifting colours, Rafiee Ghani's watercolour creations record his internal thought process derived from his travels. Sensuous colours accompanied with fluid mark makings and gestures are richly worked across the surface of the paper. The overlapping of washed textural effects, and intriguing natural forms add to the atmosphere and sense of wonder to the piece. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991 to 1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) The Red Beach, 2012
          May. 19, 2024

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) The Red Beach, 2012

          Est: RM9,000 - RM14,000

          The Red Beach portrays a captivating scene of nature composed of luxurious colours made of velvety reds, orange, green and blue colours. Vibrant patterns from the natural foliage leads the viewer to a rugged pathway of discovering a breathtaking coastal view. The bright tones of colours applied with a sense of immediacy through the lively medium of watercolours evoke the light and sunny atmosphere of the beach. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991 to 1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) When The Music Stopped, 2004
          May. 19, 2024

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) When The Music Stopped, 2004

          Est: RM43,000 - RM73,000

          It's a melange with many, many cell-like pictorial schisms either independent of or connecting to a wider scheme, but with a laidback subdued air, almost soporific. Yawn, the world goes round and round still. Inertia is nothing static, and death may not be the end-all after all, as new growth sprouts in multi-directions and profusions in the cycle of renewal. The uneasy balance of crowdedness is a perpetual strife in itself. For money, fame and for love. There is so so much resonance in the eternity of silence, and hope. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991 to 1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) The Orange Tree, 2003
          May. 19, 2024

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) The Orange Tree, 2003

          Est: RM22,000 - RM40,000

          A poetic scene which looks out into the distance at the orange tree and landscape, using warm and exotic hues of colour. The feeling of space is expressed through broad areas of colour, harmoniously conflated with dense rhythmic patterns consisting of lines and shapes. The effect of light and space with lavish hues gives this work a tranquil and romantic quality. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991 to 1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Reading My Lips, 2007
          May. 19, 2024

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Reading My Lips, 2007

          Est: RM16,000 - RM26,000

          Rafiee delves into the interior of a room, with the presence of a lady reading by an open window leading towards the garden. Attention is drawn to the table, where an intricate porcelain vase decorated with floral motifs is illuminated with sunlight. He contrasts the light colours of the table and pastel shades of the porcelain with vivid dark reds and purples of the interior walls, adding depth to the composition. The atmosphere of a tranquil sunlit day is portrayed here in warm hues of colour. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991 to 1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : After the Rain, 2020
          Feb. 04, 2024

          RAFIEE GHANI : After the Rain, 2020

          Est: RM18,000 - RM28,000

          Born northwest of Malaysia in Kedah, Rafiee Ghani is one of the country’s foremost abstract expressionist painters to date. Rafiee was trained at the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst, the Hague, Holland in 1980 before returning to retake his Diploma in Printmaking at the Mara Institute of Technology in 1985. He then graduated with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. It was in Europe that he gained experience and inspiration to create his personal form of art. As an avid traveller, his works revolved around his travels, scenery, and still life that depict all types of objects of everyday life including vases, stools, chairs, flowers and many more. His works speak for itself through brilliant composition, colour combination, balance of light and shadow.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Smokey River II, 2020
          Feb. 04, 2024

          RAFIEE GHANI : Smokey River II, 2020

          Est: RM5,000 - RM12,000

          Born northwest of Malaysia in Kedah, Rafiee Ghani is one of the country’s foremost abstract expressionist painters to date. Rafiee was trained at the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst, the Hague, Holland in 1980 before returning to retake his Diploma in Printmaking at the Mara Institute of Technology in 1985. He then graduated with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. It was in Europe that he gained experience and inspiration to create his personal form of art. As an avid traveller, his works revolved around his travels, scenery, and still life that depict all types of objects of everyday life including vases, stools, chairs, flowers and many more. His works speak for itself through brilliant composition, colour combination, balance of light and shadow.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : The Emerald Lake, 2020
          Feb. 04, 2024

          RAFIEE GHANI : The Emerald Lake, 2020

          Est: RM5,000 - RM12,000

          Born northwest of Malaysia in Kedah, Rafiee Ghani is one of the country’s foremost abstract expressionist painters to date. Rafiee was trained at the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst, the Hague, Holland in 1980 before returning to retake his Diploma in Printmaking at the Mara Institute of Technology in 1985. He then graduated with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. It was in Europe that he gained experience and inspiration to create his personal form of art. As an avid traveller, his works revolved around his travels, scenery, and still life that depict all types of objects of everyday life including vases, stools, chairs, flowers and many more. His works speak for itself through brilliant composition, colour combination, balance of light and shadow.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) The Pink Fostress, 2016
          Jan. 14, 2024

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) The Pink Fostress, 2016

          Est: RM8,000 - RM14,000

          Rafiee Ghani's fascinating watercolour creations records his internal thought process derived from his journeys to the most beautiful places on earth. Sensuous colours accompanied with fluid mark makings and gestures are richly worked across the surface of the paper. Partial views of the scenery, and intriguing natural forms add to the atmosphere and sense of wonder to the piece. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in central, western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991-1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Dusun Raja I, 2000
          Jan. 14, 2024

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Dusun Raja I, 2000

          Est: RM30,000 - RM55,000

          The travels to far and distant places, the uncharted and little known, across in hospitable terrain and secluded communities are what informed Rafiee Ghani's art. Whether it is about the Interiors or the Great Outdoors, the grand and the colourful are celebrated and in Dusun Raja, with a Matisse-an flamboyance. Dusun Raja is a suburb of Kota Baru and to him, is a reminder of a lost legacy. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991-1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Garden in the Clouds | 雲端花園
          Dec. 08, 2023

          Garden in the Clouds | 雲端花園

          Est: $20,000 - $40,000

          Rafiee Ghani  b. 1962 Garden in the Clouds oil on canvas signed, titled and dated 2017; signed, titled and dated 2017 on the reverse 181 by 121 cm. 71¼ by 47⅝ in. ---------------------------------------------- 拉菲伊 · 加尼 1962年生 雲端花園 油畫畫布 2017年作 款識 Rafiee Ghani,《Garden in the Clouds》,2017 Rafiee Ghani,《Garden in the Clouds》,2017(作品背面) 181 x 121 公分,71¼ x 47⅝ 英寸

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Before the Rain, 2020
          Nov. 26, 2023

          RAFIEE GHANI : Before the Rain, 2020

          Est: RM15,000 - RM28,000

          Born northwest of Malaysia in Kedah, Rafiee Ghani is one of the country’s foremost abstract expressionist painters to date. Rafiee was trained at the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst, the Hague, Holland in 1980 before returning to retake his Diploma in Printmaking at the Mara Institute of Technology in 1985. He then graduated with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. It was in Europe that he gained experience and inspiration to create his personal form of art. As an avid traveller, his works revolved around his travels, scenery, and still life that depict all types of objects of everyday life including vases, stools, chairs, flowers and many more. His works speak for itself through brilliant composition, colour combination, balance of light and shadow.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Blue Harbour, 2022
          Nov. 26, 2023

          RAFIEE GHANI : Blue Harbour, 2022

          Est: RM6,000 - RM9,000

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Blue Coast, 1996
          Oct. 01, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Blue Coast, 1996

          Est: RM6,000 - RM10,000

          Blue Coast exemplifies Rafiee Ghani's expressive use of colour to render domestic still life which include a selection of carefully observed furniture and items. The artist's unique colouration enriches the mood and quiet atmosphere of the scene, replete with objects in an intimate domestic setting. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991-1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Oriental Room On The West Coast, 1998
          Oct. 01, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Oriental Room On The West Coast, 1998

          Est: RM22,000 - RM40,000

          There's a tropical oriental touch about the room in Rafiee Ghani's West Coast peregrinations in the United States during the late 1990s, particularly in California and Oregon. Wherever the bohemian traveller-artist goes, it's nice to have certain personal utensils around like a trestle and a tea-cup, to give him a sense of ‘home', though what looks like crayons are scattered all over the gaudy red polka-dotted black carpet. A dark veneer pervades in a black backdrop, maybe the lighting is subdued. The infused Intimism provides an exotic aura. The items displayed reveal somewhat the artist's activity around the room like a diary, like the low-rack bookshelf with books he might have picked up during his travels. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991-1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Untitled
          Oct. 01, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Untitled

          Est: RM22,000 - RM40,000

          Filled with exuberant colours, Rafiee's distinctive still life canvases exude a lyrical atmosphere, showcasing his construction of interior space. Rafiee used a combination of signature elements such as domestic objects, focusing on rich colours and textures that prompt us to appreciate the environment that we live in. The artist portrays beautifully arranged plants and luscious watermelon in this vibrant work. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991-1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Blue Window, 1998
          Oct. 01, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Blue Window, 1998

          Est: RM3,000 - RM5,000

          Rafiee Ghani is renowned for his brilliant interior domestic scenes of still-life objects, plants and flowers in vibrant colours. The artist once quoted, that to him these are mere symbols of everyday objects that surround us, bringing with them a deep sense of comfort that are frequently forgotten or taken for granted in our everyday life. His interiors examine the qualities of space and environment, with balanced arrangement of elements and textures, complemented with floral arrangements. Rafiee Ghani is one of the most well-travelled and cosmopolitan artists, on land, traversing central and western Asia, besides Europe and the United States, all adding to his visual colour bank which he synthesizes in his works. He got a degree overseas first, at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Bildeende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma, Mara Institute of Technology, 1985, (majoring in Printmaking trained under Ponirin Amin). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His accolades include the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991) and twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985). He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. His artwork prices skyrocketed at foreign auction houses in recent years.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : View from the KLCC Park, 2007
          Sep. 24, 2023

          RAFIEE GHANI : View from the KLCC Park, 2007

          Est: RM3,500 - RM7,000

          Rafiee Ghani’s artistic practice is rooted in his relentless pursuit of provocative concepts and ideas. Through his art, Rafiee explores the complexities of identity, the fragility of existence, and the interplay between the conscious and subconscious mind. Rafiee Ghani’s thought-provoking concepts challenge viewers to delve deeper into their own beliefs and perceptions of the world. Symbolism and metaphor are vital components of Rafiee Ghani’s artistic language. He possesses the ability to imbue his artworks with layers of symbolism, allowing for multiple interpretations and perspectives. This painting is the artist’s interpretation and view of the Petronas Twin Towers from the KLCC park, complete with surrounding foliage and cloudy skies.

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        • Garden in the Clouds | 雲端花園
          Sep. 12, 2023

          Garden in the Clouds | 雲端花園

          Est: $20,000 - $40,000

          Rafiee Ghani  b. 1962 Garden in the Clouds oil on canvas signed, titled and dated 2017; signed, titled and dated 2017 on the reverse 181 by 121 cm. 71¼ by 47⅝ in. ---------------------------------------------- 拉菲伊 · 加尼 1962年生 雲端花園 油畫畫布 2017年作 款識 Rafiee Ghani,《Garden in the Clouds》,2017 Rafiee Ghani,《Garden in the Clouds》,2017(作品背面) 181 x 121 公分,71¼ x 47⅝ 英寸

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Untitled
          Jul. 09, 2023

          RAFIEE GHANI : Untitled

          Est: RM3,000 - RM7,000

          Rafiee Ghani’s artistic practice is rooted in his relentless pursuit of provocative concepts and ideas. Through his art, Rafiee explores the complexities of identity, the fragility of existence, and the interplay between the conscious and subconscious mind. Rafiee Ghani’s thought-provoking concepts challenge viewers to delve deeper into their own beliefs and perceptions of the world. Symbolism and metaphor are vital components of Rafiee Ghani’s artistic language. He possesses the ability to imbue his artworks with layers of symbolism, allowing for multiple interpretations and perspectives.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Fruits All Over, 1999
          Jun. 25, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Fruits All Over, 1999

          Est: RM25,000 - RM35,000

          Filled with warmth and expression, the artist created a uniquely delightful still life arrangement enlivened with local fruits, ceramic pottery, glassware, integrated with elaborate patterns. It presents Rafiee's ability to re-interpret spaces through stylised forms and dynamic shapes, which enhances the intimate qualities of the objects. An enchanting rendition of an interior space from the artist's mind, this work captures the living spaces of a home unified into a coherent image with abundant colours. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991 to 1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) East Coast Poem, 1998
          Jun. 25, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) East Coast Poem, 1998

          Est: RM12,000 - RM20,000

          East Coast Poem features domestic still life objects which include furniture, flowers, and rugs. It presents Rafiee's ability to re-interpret spaces through stylised forms and dynamic shapes, which enhances the intimate qualities of the objects. The artist's dominant use of deep blue in the painting enriches the dynamic contrast between the bright colours of the sunflower, and beautiful furniture. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991 to 1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Garlic I, 2002
          Mar. 19, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Garlic I, 2002

          Est: RM8,000 - RM14,000

          Garlic I, demonstrates Rafiee's bold experimentation merging still life and abstract forms, composed of multiple layers. In 1984 and 1985, Rafiee Ghani set his name in lights when he consecutively won the Minor Award in the Young Contemporary Artists competition, and he showed it was no fluke when he again snared the Minor Award in the 'adult' Salon Malaysia (1991). In 1994, he won 2nd Prize in the one-off private Malaysian Art Open competition and a Juror's Choice winner in the Malaysian tier of the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards. He did his MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. He first studied at the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst, The Hague (1980) but did not complete, before returning to Malaysia to do his Diploma (majoring in Printmaking) at the Mara Institute of Technology (1985). He had also teaching stints, at ITM from 1986-1988 and 1989-1990, and then in Mahe in the Seychelles, in 1991-1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Rimba I, 2011
          Mar. 19, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Rimba I, 2011

          Est: RM6,000 - RM10,000

          A symphony of lush colours celebrating the landscape, Rimba I depicts a forest interior complemented with breathtaking natural forms. In 1984 and 1985, Rafiee Ghani set his name in lights when he consecutively won the Minor Award in the Young Contemporary Artists competition, and he showed it was no fluke when he again snared the Minor Award in the 'adult' Salon Malaysia (1991). In 1994, he won 2nd Prize in the one-off private Malaysian Art Open competition and a Juror's Choice winner in the Malaysian tier of the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards. He did his MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. He first studied at the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst, The Hague (1980) but did not complete, before returning to Malaysia to do his Diploma (majoring in Printmaking) at the Mara Institute of Technology (1985). He had also teaching stints, at ITM from 1986-1988 and 1989-1990, and then in Mahe in the Seychelles, in 1991-1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Tropical Landscape 1, 1990s
          Mar. 19, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Tropical Landscape 1, 1990s

          Est: RM4,000 - RM6,000

          Unlike his usual bright and sunny colour palette, this composition delivers expressive brushwork of dark greens, blues, sienna. It exudes a mysterious atmosphere, filled with exotic colours of the orient. In 1984 and 1985, Rafiee Abdul Ghani set his name in lights when he consecutively won the Minor Award in the Young Contemporary Artists competition, and he showed it was no fluke when he again snared the Minor Award in the 'adult' Salon Malaysia (1991). In 1994, he won 2nd Prize in the one-off private Malaysian Art Open competition and a Juror's Choice winner in the Malaysian tier of the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards. He did his MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. He first studied at the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst, The Hague (1980) but did not complete, before returning to Malaysia to do his Diploma (majoring in Printmaking) at the Mara Institute of Technology (1985). He had also teaching stints, at ITM from 1986-1988 and 1989-1990, and then in Mahe in the Seychelles, in 1991-1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Tropical Landscape 3 & 4, 1990s
          Mar. 19, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Tropical Landscape 3 & 4, 1990s

          Est: RM3,000 - RM6,000

          Conjuring the beauty of landscape, this exquisite set depicts a lush view with trees using distinct brushworks that create interest. Spatial depth was achieved through light and dark colour patterns across the surface. In 1984 and 1985, Rafiee Ghani set his name in lights when he consecutively won the Minor Award in the Young Contemporary Artists competition, and he showed it was no fluke when he again snared the Minor Award in the 'adult' Salon Malaysia (1991). In 1994, he won 2nd Prize in the one-off private Malaysian Art Open competition and a Juror's Choice winner in the Malaysian tier of the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards. He did his MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. He first studied at the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst, The Hague (1980) but did not complete, before returning to Malaysia to do his Diploma (majoring in Printmaking) at the Mara Institute of Technology (1985). He had also teaching stints, at ITM from 1986-1988 and 1989-1990, and then in Mahe in the Seychelles, in 1991-1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Left The Sketch, 2000
          Mar. 19, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Left The Sketch, 2000

          Est: RM15,000 - RM25,000

          Rafiee's paintings are exuberant impressions of his immediate surroundings. Created in the year 2000, Left The Sketch captures moments of concentration in the practice of drawing. The sketchbook provides a ground for testing ideas, freely executed through expressive lines. His dedication to practice is exemplified in this relaxed space with a cosy atmosphere. Rafiee Ghani is one of the most well-travelled and cosmopolitan artists, on land, traversing central and western Asia, besides Europe and the United States, all adding to his visual colour bank which he synthesizes in his works. He studied overseas first, at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma, Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking trained under Ponirin Amin). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His accolades include the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991) and twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985). He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. His artwork prices skyrocketed at local and foreign auction houses in recent years. Rafiee was featured for a month at the prestigious Nou Gallery, Taipei in 2018. His solo exhibition in 2022 titled Overland (jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers) was held at Galeri Prima, Bangsar.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Untitled, 1990s
          Mar. 19, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Untitled, 1990s

          Est: RM9,000 - RM16,000

          Rafiee Ghani's iconic compositions depict intimate objects in a home. The domestic objects are enveloped by soft, glimmering light passing through an open window. A dreamlike quality is felt in the colourful flower arrangements, translucent containers, and luscious bouquets found on the table. Rafiee's interest in depicting interior spaces is evident here, interpreted with the use of vibrant colours, bold brushstrokes, lines, and textures. The captivating blooms consisting of pinks, orange, and yellows are complemented with the dark green foliage, reflecting his choice of brilliant colours. In 1984 and 1985, Rafiee Ghani set his name in lights when he consecutively won the Minor Award in the Young Contemporary Artists competition, and he showed it was no fluke when he again snared the Minor Award in the 'adult' Salon Malaysia (1991). In 1994, he won 2nd Prize in the one-off private Malaysian Art Open competition and a Juror's Choice winner in the Malaysian tier of the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards. He did his MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. He first studied at the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst, The Hague (1980) but did not complete, before returning to Malaysia to do his Diploma (majoring in Printmaking) at the Mara Institute of Technology (1985). He had also teaching stints, at ITM from 1986-1988 and 1989-1990, and then in Mahe in the Seychelles, in 1991-1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland, jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Still Life With Melon, 1999
          Mar. 19, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Still Life With Melon, 1999

          Est: RM13,000 - RM23,000

          Still Life With Melon features domestic still life objects which include furniture, fruits, and utensils. It presents Rafiee's ability to re-interpret spaces through stylised forms, dynamic shapes, and spontaneous brushwork. The artist's dominant use of blue in the painting creates a dynamic contrast between the appealing colours of the blossoming garden, seen through an open window. An enchanting rendition of an interior space from the artists mind, this work captures the living spaces of a home rendered in multiple perspectives, unified into a coherent image with abundant colours. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in central, western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991-1993. In January 2022, he held a solo exhibition, Overland (jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers), at Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Still Life With Melon And Mangosteen, 2000
          Mar. 19, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Still Life With Melon And Mangosteen, 2000

          Est: RM25,000 - RM45,000

          Executed with vibrant colours, Rafiee's compositions of fruits and still life reflect a feeling of joie de vivre, enjoyment of life. In this work, the juicy red colours of the watermelon are enhanced through the juxtaposition of green foliage and richly coloured patterns. Rafiee adds complexity to the space with objects consisting of exotic containers and bowls, carefully arranged with an overlapping of foliage and decorative motifs. Rafiee Ghani is one of the most well-travelled and cosmopolitan artists, on land, traversing central and western Asia, besides Europe and the United States, all adding to his visual colour bank which he synthesizes in his works. He studied overseas first, at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma, Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking trained under Ponirin Amin). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His accolades include the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991) and twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985). He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. His artwork prices skyrocketed at local and foreign auction houses in recent years. Rafiee was featured for a month at the prestigious Nou Gallery, Taipei in 2018. His solo exhibition in 2022 titled Overland (jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers) was held at Galeri Prima, Bangsar.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Deru Laut Cina, 2014
          Mar. 19, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. 1962) Deru Laut Cina, 2014

          Est: RM20,000 - RM35,000

          World (and world-class) traveller Rafiee Ghani may be drawn to the Matissean sense of beauty, but Deru Laut Cina (Roar Of The China Sea) spells trouble among at least seven countries locked in territorial (island and maritime) disputes over islands like the Spratly and Paracel. It basically pits regional power China against the rest of the claimants. But Rafiee Ghani the Artist never allows himself to be too strayed from what he does best: Colourscopia! His works are often intriguing, whether still-life, landscapes or figuratives, for he has been to the most inhospitable and remote of places, in places and countries that few ever heard of, and his basic Arabic, French, Swahili, Thai and Urdu coupled by his friendly humility have seen him through all over the world. He also takes terror photographs. His 2016 work titled The Beginning Of The Red Sea was sold for a record breaking HKD 325,000 in Sotheby's Hong Kong April 2017 auction sale. In 2018, he was featured at the prestigious Nou Gallery, Taipei. His solo exhibition Overland was organised by Galeri Prima and Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers in 2022.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Red Clouds, 2007
          Mar. 05, 2023

          RAFIEE GHANI : Red Clouds, 2007

          Est: RM3,000 - RM6,000

          Born in Kulim, Kedah in 1962, Rafiee Ghani is one of Malaysia’s most prominent fine artists. He started learning art at the De Virge Academie Voor Beeldende Kunst at The Hague in the Netherlands before he continued his studies at Institut Teknologi MARA in Dungun. It was in Europe that Rafiee gained his inspiration and exposure in art where he visited all the great spaces and museums. Consequently, Rafiee drew his inspirations through old masters like Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse and their works. His works are known for their loud and dynamic colours and brush strokes where his Intimism styles are very well established. Aesthetics form an important part of Rafiee’s paintings where he uses balance and composition to their fullest potential, often producing artwork, which are both aesthetically pleasing and artistic.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Clouds, 2010
          Mar. 05, 2023

          RAFIEE GHANI : Clouds, 2010

          Est: RM3,000 - RM6,000

          For Rafiee Ghani, it’s all about the mood. It is about feelings. Take for example, he has said that he does not merely paint melons or mangoes, he paints his “feelings” about them. “I am using juxtaposition of forms and colours to bring about that mood in an enclosed space. Having delicate and beautiful things so close, we tend to overlook it. I want to rearrange it. Make it more visible and so that we can stop and look around us.” When we look at Rafiee Ghani’s paintings, we may notice quite a few things about him and his artworks. There is the love for the environment, and the passionate love for colour and that he looks at the world very differently. Both the colour and abstraction result in a hypnotising piece that beckons the viewer to dissect the narration behind it, trying to understand it and at the same time, change our view of what nature truly is like through Rafiee Ghani’s works.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Garden Series Study, 2000
          Mar. 05, 2023

          RAFIEE GHANI : Garden Series Study, 2000

          Est: RM7,000 - RM8,000

          For Rafiee Ghani, it’s all about the mood. It is about feelings. When we look at Rafiee Ghani’s paintings, we may notice quite a few things about him and his artworks. There is the love for the environment, and the passionate love for colour and that he looks at the world very differently. Both the colour and abstraction result in a hypnotising piece that beckons the viewer to dissect the narration behind it, trying to understand it and at the same time, change our view of what nature truly is like through Rafiee Ghani’s works.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) Rimba I, 2011
          Jan. 11, 2023

          Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) Rimba I, 2011

          Est: RM7,000 - RM12,000

          Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) Rimba I, 2011

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Red Chairs, 2007
          Nov. 27, 2022

          RAFIEE GHANI : Red Chairs, 2007

          Est: RM1,500 - RM3,500

          Rafiee Ghani’s works in watercolour are as brilliant as his oil painting, if not better. He still employs his signature loud and dynamic colours, complemented by brushstrokes where his style of Intimism are well established. Rafiee’s watercolour artworks produce an imaginary illusion of images and objects which are submerged below his mastery in playing with colours which are vibrantly mixed and integrated.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Lotus, 2007
          Nov. 27, 2022

          RAFIEE GHANI : Lotus, 2007

          Est: RM1,500 - RM3,500

          Born in Kulim, Kedah in 1962, Rafiee Ghani is one of Malaysia’s most prominent fine artists. He started learning art at the De Virge Academie Voor Beeldende Kunst at The Hague in the Netherlands before he continued his studies at Institut Teknologi MARA in Dungun. It was in Europe that Rafiee gained his inspiration and exposure in art where he visited all the great spaces and museums. Consequently, Rafiee drew his inspirations through old masters like Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse and their works. His works are known for their loud and dynamic colours and brush strokes where his Intimism styles are very well established. Aesthetics form an important part of Rafiee’s paintings where he uses balance and composition to their fullest potential, often producing artwork, which are both aesthetically pleasing and artistic.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Fushia, 2010
          Nov. 27, 2022

          RAFIEE GHANI : Fushia, 2010

          Est: RM2,500 - RM7,000

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Flower Series, 2010
          Nov. 27, 2022

          RAFIEE GHANI : Flower Series, 2010

          Est: RM2,500 - RM7,000

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Plane View, 2010
          Nov. 27, 2022

          RAFIEE GHANI : Plane View, 2010

          Est: RM800 - RM1,500

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) Mawang I, 2001
          Nov. 06, 2022

          Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) Mawang I, 2001

          Est: RM27,000 - RM35,000

          The poet and artist Rafiee Ghani captures the beauty of sunset as a paradise still. Saturated with gleaming colours, Rafiee's canvases sought to express the distinctive tropical palette with radiating colours on the water's surface. Executed with dense, strong brushstrokes, Mawang I reveals his impressions of the transient effects of light, placing emphasis on the vibrant tones of the setting sun. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in Central, Western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror's Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991-1993.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Garden Series, 2000
          Aug. 28, 2022

          RAFIEE GHANI : Garden Series, 2000

          Est: RM7,000 - RM12,000

          For Rafiee Ghani, it’s all about the mood. It is about feelings. When we look at Rafiee Ghani’s paintings, we may notice quite a few things about him and his artworks. There is the love for the environment, and the passionate love for colour and that he looks at the world very differently. Both the colour and abstraction result in a hypnotising piece that beckon the viewer to dissect the narration behind it, trying to understand it and at the same time, change our view of what nature truly is like through Rafiee Ghani’s works.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Water, 2010
          Aug. 28, 2022

          RAFIEE GHANI : Water, 2010

          Est: RM1,800 - RM4,800

          Rafiee Ghani’s works on paper are as brilliant as works on canvas, if not better. He still employs his signature loud and dynamic colours, complemented by brushstrokes where his style of Intimism are well established. Rafiee’s watercolour artworks produce an imaginary illusion of images and objects which are submerged below his mastery in playing with colours which are vibrantly mixed and integrated.

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        • RAFIEE GHANI : Tree, 2010
          Aug. 28, 2022

          RAFIEE GHANI : Tree, 2010

          Est: RM1,800 - RM3,800

          Born in Kulim, Kedah in 1962, Rafiee Ghani is one of Malaysia’s most prominent fine artists. He started learning art at the De Virge Academie Voor Bildende Kunst at The Hague in the Netherlands before he continued his studies at Institute Teknologi MARA in Dungun. It was in Europe that Rafiee gained his inspiration and exposure in art where he visited all the great spaces and museums. Consequently, Rafiee drew his inspirations through old masters like Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse and their works. Aesthetics form an important part of Rafiee’s paintings where he uses balance and composition to their fullest potential, often producing artwork, which are both aesthetically pleasing and artistic.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) White Rain, 1998
          Jul. 17, 2022

          Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) White Rain, 1998

          Est: RM5,000 - RM8,500

          Layered with distinctive gestural strokes in vibrant colours, the artist constructs a rich variation of forms in this playful and exuberant piece. Rafiee Ghani’s colourful palette and expressive brushwork results in a highly distinguished style which communicates human emotions that transcend cultures. In White Rain, the artist portrays beautifully arranged forms amidst a dynamic and colourful setting. Rafiee Ghani is one of the most well-travelled and cosmopolitan artists, on land, traversing central and western Asia, besides Europe and the United States, all adding to his visual colour bank which he synthesizes in his works. He studied overseas first, at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma, Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking trained under Ponirin Amin). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His accolades include the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991) and twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985). He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. His artwork prices skyrocketed at local and foreign auction houses in recent years. Rafiee was featured for a month at the prestigious Nou Gallery, Taipei in 2018.His most recent solo exhibition in January 2022 titled Overland (jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers) was held at Galeri Prima, Bangsar.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) Recollections, 1998
          Jul. 17, 2022

          Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) Recollections, 1998

          Est: RM4,000 - RM7,500

          As the title suggests, this work is perhaps about recollection of memories and journeys that celebrate the artist's American exposures in Oregon which is in the 1998. Through the artist's epic artistic journey to different cities, he created a visual diary that consists of vibrant colours and free-flowing lines that symbolises his experience on canvas. Rafiee Ghani is one of the most well-travelled and cosmopolitan artists, on land, traversing central and western Asia, besides Europe and the United States, all adding to his visual colour bank which he synthesizes in his works. He studied overseas first, at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma, Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking trained under Ponirin Amin). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His accolades include the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991) and twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985). He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. His artwork prices skyrocketed at local and foreign auction houses in recent years. Rafiee was featured for a month at the prestigious Nou Gallery, Taipei in 2018. His most recent solo exhibition in January 2022 titled Overland (jointly organised by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers) was held at Galeri Prima, Bangsar.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) Melon Falls, 2000
          Jul. 17, 2022

          Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) Melon Falls, 2000

          Est: RM22,000 - RM40,000

          Rafiee Ghani’s incipient flushes were about domestic interiors of still-life objects, plants and flowers. Imagine, with a sleight of a ‘mind-hand’ switch: Presto, the interiors extrapolated to the outdoors. What is from inside, what’s outside, the line can be blurred with interchangeable things, too. Promiscuous. And with his trademark vibrant and Fauvist hues. Tra la la, the fun has begun. Just lie down, and roll in this “table-scape to landscape” lather of imagination. Still-life in the garden, if you like. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in central, western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror’s Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991-1993.

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        • Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) Oriental Breakfast, 2000
          Jul. 17, 2022

          Rafiee Ghani (b. Kedah, 1962) Oriental Breakfast, 2000

          Est: RM20,000 - RM36,000

          There is something to be said about having oriental breakfasts in a tropical setting or even at bustling street warong (stalls), with the purported extra flavour and an ambient aura to the morning ritual. Unlike western cuisine of bread and / or cereal, oriental breakfast could sometimes be spicy, with the pungent sambal of the nasi lemak for instance, which adds ‘fire’ to the belly to start the day. Or just plain porridge with all the meaty and vegetable ingredients and condiments to stir the taste buds. Visiting foreigners who opt for the Asian menu in hotels are known to have savoured such ‘exotic’ delights. Rafiee Ghani draws great inspiration from his frequent travels around the world, especially to less hospitable terrain in central, western and Southeast Asia, apart from Europe and the United States. He was educated at the De Vrije Academic, Voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (1980) before returning to retake his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology, 1985 (majoring in Printmaking). He followed up with a MA (Fine Prints) at the Manchester Polytechnic, England, in 1987. His major awards are the Minor Award in the Salon Malaysia (1991), twice in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (1984 and 1985), and one of the Juror’s Award in the Malaysian chapter of the Philip Morris Asean Art Award in 1994. He also won 2nd Prize in the Malaysian Art Open in 1994. He had taught at his alma mater, ITM, and in the Seychelles, from 1991-1993.

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