We have many street vendors in Dhaka. This flower seller’s expression caught my attention. It’s turned out to be more aggressive mostly because of what I read into the situation and the stories that I built around him which kept me occupied when painting. Using oils after a break. The first painting is yet toContinue reading “Je ne veux pas travailler”
Category Archives: Dhaka
I’ve been bought, I’ve been sold!
We had the opening of our exhibition “Jhaal Muri” last night and it was a great success. A big thanks to Sal and Nabila from Radius and Art & Soul for the arrangements. There was a large turnout and happily most of our friends were there to lend us support. Lots of paintings andContinue reading “I’ve been bought, I’ve been sold!”
13th Asian Art Biennale ’08
The Asian Art Biennale organised by the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has been held in Dhaka since 1981. A key art event in the region, it began with the aim of showcasing art from established and young artists portraying continuity and change. The 13th Bangladesh Biennale is underway and I am delighted toContinue reading “13th Asian Art Biennale ’08”
I want to break free
The words of Queens song by the same name have been playing in my head for a while now. I did want to break away from the way I was painting earlier. I didnt get to where I thought I wanted to be. Where I am now is more free (sometimes, like today) than beforeContinue reading “I want to break free”
Point of view
Learning to photograph paintings to look close to what they are in life is something I’m working on. Take this painting for example. I took a close-up (below) first, less that a foot away and a second one (above) from a distance of around 3 ft. I found that the close-up shot had focused onContinue reading “Point of view”
Father and Child 2
There are a few subjects that never fail to inspire me. Father and child is one of them. This quick drawing made a while ago was based on a photograph in the newspaper but bears little resemblance. The look in their eyes or what I imagine to be there is what continues to draw meContinue reading “Father and Child 2”
The Elusive Key
Everyone is looking for answers to life, its meaning, what lies ahead, who we are and the list goes on and on. Sadhus, Indian holy men, have given up domestic life, its responsibilities and pleasures to search for answers. Hoping to find the key that will unlock the door. Hoping that behind it will beContinue reading “The Elusive Key”
People watching while waiting for a fare. 10″ X 12″ acrylic on canvas.
Catching up on news
It’s a fairly common sight, here in Dhaka, to spot people on the road patiently reading newspapers. These have been pasted on walls by good samaritans for those who cant afford to buy them everyday. “Catching up on news”, 6″ X 10″ acrylic on canvas.
A new project has begun
Planning is on for an exhibition with 4 other artists later this year and I’m looking forward to it. You’ll find the details here as soon as it is finalised. This project will have me working towards a deadline and it’s something I’m looking forward to right now. I hope when the pressure mounts IContinue reading “A new project has begun”