Jan 07 - Jan 20, 2023
Valley of Kings, 2022, Acrylic on Canvas, 61 × 122cm
All images courtesy of G13 Gallery
G13 Gallery is delighted to present Bumi Bertuah, a solo exhibition by our local artist, Rafiee Ghani. Bumi Bertuah is a synthesis of all of Rafiee’s travels. This new series of paintings captures his experiences and his memories along his long travels across several continents, countries and places where he encountered all kinds of people from various ethnic groups and cultures, walked in the footsteps of famous European artists, and admired the uniqueness and greatness of the Creator.
Bumi Bertuah I, 2022, Acrylic on Canvas, 122 × 122cm
Bumi Bertuah Ⅱ, 2022, Acrylic on Canvas, 122 × 122cm
In this series, Rafiee challenged himself to use acrylic, as opposed to oil paint, his favourite and usual medium, as can be seen in previous series of paintings. Holding on to the principle that painters should be versatile, he does not want to restrict himself to just one technique or style. He wants to challenge his mind and his creative process.
Sunrise Bay, 2022, Acrylic on Canvas, 61 × 61cm
House in the Clouds, 2022, Acrylic on Canvas, 61 × 61cm
Born 1962 in Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia
1980 Trained at the De Vrije Academie Voor Bildeende Kunst, the Hague, Holland.
Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art), Institute Technology MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.
MA Fine Prints, Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Polytechnic, United Kingdom)
INTERNATIONAL SHOW / ART FAIRS
2022 CIMB Hotel Art Fair 2022, Element Kuala Lumpur with G13 Gallery, Malaysia
1991 Salon Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (Minor Award)
1994 Malaysia Art Open, Kuala Lumpur (2nd Award), Phillip Morris Malaysia Art Award (5th Award)