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Bitap's Life We Desire; Life We Gain at AFD

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
A solo painting exhibition titled Life We Desire; Life We Gain by artist Bitap Shavan Bachhar was held at La Galerie of the Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the city's Dhanmondi
area recently.
Dr A A M S Arefin Siddique, Vice-Chancellor of University of Dhaka, Prof Nisar Hossain, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Dhaka and Prof Dr Asim Sarkar, Provost of Jagannath Hall of DU, among others, were present at the inauguration of the exhibition, while Prof Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, Vice- President of AFD, and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) gave welcome speech on the occasion.
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 tried 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, Betap
completed his BFA and MFA from Dhaka University and got the top position in merit list. n

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