A solo painting exhibition titled “Life We Desire; Life We Gain” by artist Bitap Shavan Bachhar has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka. The inaugural ceremony of this exhibition was held on Friday, 22 July 2016.Professor Dr. A A M S ArefinSiddique, Vice-Chancellor, University of Dhaka, Prof. Nisar Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka and Prof.
Dr Asim Sarkar, Provost, Jagannath Hall, University of Dhaka were among the distinguished guests present during the inaugural ceremony. M.Prof. Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, Vice- President, Alliance Française de Dhaka and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) welcomed the distinguished guests and also presided over the opening ceremony.Throughout the last decade, Betap has been running his imagination over the human psychology prevalent in our society and he found out that unhappiness formulates from the natural manifestations where man desires something but gets another thing instead. This unhappiness, experienced by many from numerous disappointments for the duration of their lives, promulgates the collective depression of the society. The artist tries to bring that out in his paintings, along with the social bondages and customs that are burdensome to a human. In his artworks, the conflict between desire and destination is sometimes the main point that he prefers to show.Technically, the medium is oil based, which is essentially Betap’s favourite medium here because of its flexibility, durability and scope to work in details. Almost all of the artworks are life-size as the artist would like to exhibit the visceral feelings of his subjective motives.Born in 1985 in Satkhira, Bangladesh, Betap did his B.F.A and M.F.A from Dhaka University and got first class first.The exhibition will be open to all till 2 August, 2016. Visiting Hours:Monday to Thursday from 3 pm to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday (9 am to 12 noon and 5 pm to 8 pm). Closed on Sunday.