A solo painting exhibition titled Bhongurotay Pathchala-2 (Journey with Wreckage 2) by artist Bipul Shah has begun at Alliance Fran?aise de Dhaka (AFD), Dhanmondi in the city. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition took place on March 11. There are thirty artworks that are being displayed in the exhibition. The exhibition will remain open to all till March 25. Visiting hours run from Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 9 pm, on Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm and after short interval from 5pm to 8pm. Sunday is the official holiday of AFD.Eminent artist Professor Hamiduzzaman Khan and Professor Abul Barq Alvi, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka were among the distinguished guests present at the inaugural ceremony. Bruno Plasse, Director of Alliance Fran?aise de Dhaka presided over the opening ceremony.Artist Bipul Shah was born in Netrokana in 1967.
Talented artist Bipul Shah obtained his MFA from Institute of Fine Art,s University of Dhaka in 1992. He has participated in many group exhibitions along with seven solo exhibitions in home and abroad. Journey with Wreckage 2 is his eighth solo exhibition. He had his first solo exhibition in 2007 under the title Journey with Wreckage at Gallery Kaya.Broken windows, rotting tin, weather-beaten walls, moth-eaten pieces of wood? are the subjects of Bipul Shah’s concern. His artworks seem like vehicles that express things brought out in the light from a troubled consciousness as well as from the artist’s experienced reality. The artist seems to outline that the constructs of human ambitions are backfiring, resulting in the destruction of men’s greatest achievements.His artworks thus display a duality of grace and rivalry and a strange chiaroscuro of dream and nightmare. The physical properties, shapes, forms and the dynamics of Shah’s surroundings amalgamated with the beauty of nature that he simultaneously perceives give birth to a continuum that he, as an artist, braves as if he is on a daring mission.