RAFIEE GHANI

Rafiee Ghani

Born 1962 in Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia.

Rafiee Ghani, a prominent Malaysian contemporary artist, initially drew inspiration from European masters such as Gauguin and Matisse, shaping his early abstract expressionist style. His art, characterized by dense organic forms within confined spaces, captures specific moments in time. However, Ghani’s cheerful and adventurous persona as a traveler profoundly influences his artistic expression.

This blend of influences is evident in Rafiee’s vibrant palette and dynamic compositions, infusing his artwork with a dreamlike quality. Each painting offers a glimpse into Rafiee’s exploration of life, culture, and humanity, inviting viewers to join his journey. Through his art, Rafiee articulates his experiences gleaned from travels, imbuing his work with authenticity and depth.

Engaging with Rafiee’s art is an immersive experience, as viewers become companions on his voyage, drawn into the vivid landscapes and intricate narratives he creates. his ability to capture existence’s essence with sincerity and nuance transcends mere aesthetics, inviting contemplation and introspection.

EDUCATIONS
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)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2024

Arca Samudera , Galeri Puteh, Malaysia

2023

Bumi Bertuah, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.

2022

‘Overland’ Solo Exhibition, Galeri Prima, Malaysia.

2018

'Mainland' Solo Exhibition with Nou Gallery, Taiwan.

2017

Adventure in Wonderland with Vallette Gallery, Malaysia.

2016

Homeland, The Edge Galerie, Mont’ Kiara, Malaysia.

2015

G13 Anniversary Show, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.

2014

Desert Rose by Rafiee Ghani, Galeri Chandan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2012

Perfumed Gardens, Galeri Chandan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2009

Rainbow Warriors, Galeri Chandan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2001

Pulanglah Perantau, Art Case Galleries, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1996

The Painted Garden, Oriental Bank Gallery, Kuala Lumpur/Rusli Hashim Fine Art, Malaysia.

1994

Oriental Afternoon, Art Salon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1993

Room of Flowers, Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

INTERNATIONAL SHOW / ART FAIRS
2022

CIMB Hotel Art Fair 2022, Element Kuala Lumpur with G13 Gallery, Malaysia

AWARDS
1991

Salon Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (Minor Award)

1994

Malaysia Art Open, Kuala Lumpur (2nd Award)
Phillip Morris Malaysia Art Award (5th Award)

The Blue House

The Blue House

Rafiee Ghani
122x122cm
Oil on Canvas
2022

The Blue House

Rafiee Ghani
122x122cm
Oil on Canvas
2022

Valley of Kings

Valley of Kings

Rafiee Ghani
61 x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2022

Valley of Kings

Rafiee Ghani
61 x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2022

Bumi Tersayang

Bumi Tersayang

Rafiee Ghani
152.5 x 122cm
Oil on Canvas
2022
RM45,000

Bumi Tersayang

Rafiee Ghani
152.5 x 122cm
Oil on Canvas
2022
RM45,000

Silence of the Angels

Silence of the Angels

Rafiee Ghani
211x181.5cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

Silence of the Angels

Rafiee Ghani
211x181.5cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

THE ARTIST’S STUDIO

2 - 23 Dec 2023

G13 @13

27 May - 10 June 2023

Bumi Bertuah

7 - 20 Jan 2023

SEDEKAD

3 - 24 October 2020

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