Lot 53: RAFIEE GHANI (b. 1962) UNTITLED (A STILL LIFE STUDY), 2004, Mixed media on canvas

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Description: Peering outside, everything seems muddled, chaotic and blur; but when in one’s abode, clarity and structure is found once again. Within the confines of privacy and solitude, one can gain much-needed focus, which one can use to further his / her own goals. So take a while and be comfortable being in solitude. A still life study, first that caught attention would be the hanger with a towel hung on it.Rafiee Ghani won the Minor Award in the coveted Young Contemporary Artists exhibition (BMS) and won the Minor Award in the 1991 Salon Malaysia. He was 2nd in the one-off Malaysia Art Open (MAO) in 1994 and among the five Juror’s Choice Award winners in the Philip Morris Asean Art Award, Malaysia. He first studied at the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeendie Kunst at the Hague, the Netherlands, in 1980, but did not complete. He finally obtained his Diploma of Fine Art at the Universiti ITM (1981-1985), and a Master’s from the Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Polytechnic) in Britain (1986-1987). He had taught at the UiTM for few years, then had a teaching stint in Mahe, the Seychelles, in 1991-1993. 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, while another piece fetched more than HKD 200,000 in Sotheby’s Hong Kong April 2018 auction sale.
Dimensions: 71cm x 99cm
Artist or Maker: RAFIEE GHANI
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Date: 2004
Provenance: Private collection, Selangor
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