The first solo art exhibition by Iqbal Bahar Chy entitled ‘Grits and Grains’ is underway at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.
The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on Friday evening.Eminent artist Shahid Kabir attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest while Architect Salauddin Ahmed also present as the special guest. There are around 60 artworks are in display for the exhibition.
About the Exhibition: Iqbal Bahar Chy creates his prints imbuing them with a unique vision. His wood intaglio expresses a rather other-worldly landscape which he thinks stems from a juxtaposition of external as well as internalised experiences and thoughts. Through an elaborate process, he creates a saturated depiction of the environment and then continues scribbles using certain starting points of his thought, finally rendering a blend of reality and unreality into subtle shapes of symbolism and expression.
He seeks to develop a matrix of his surfaces by way of the nuances of his understanding of nature and art. His medium, printmaking itself is a remarkable process where instinctual dexterity and visual effects govern the process and lead him to the end.
The exhibition will be open to all till June 29.
Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury is a famous artist in Bangladesh. Born in 1986 in Cox’s Bazar, Iqbal Bahar earned his BFA and MFA from University of Development Alternative (UODA). He has received several accolades including ‘Kibria Young Printmaker Award 2018’ and the Golden Award in ‘Freedom of Thoughts: Bangladesh-Japan Contemporary Art Festival 2013’ organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. He has also participated in a number of group exhibitions in home and abroad including Beijing International Art Biennale in 2015 and 2017, Taiwan Print Biennale in 2018, and Asian Art Biennale in 2014 and 2018.