This contemporary figurative study by Calvin Lai depicts an intimate portrait of a nude embellished with abstract gestures. Meaning ‘butterfly’ in Korean, Nabi presents a delicate portrayal of a woman’s form dressed in an ornate blanket which conveys a similar shape to wings. Painted in a palette of stylish rich, beige tones, the artist employs liberated expressive brush work which frames the focal subject, giving the sensitive painting a modern feel as well as imbuing the study with an emphasised evocative sensation. There is a sense of reverence for the beauty of the subject, presented holding a confident stance, while the perspective obscures their identity, creating an engaging mystique. This piece is painted in oils on deep stretched canvas, hand signed by the artist and ready to be displayed.