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Uttam Kumar’s ‘Golper Bastobota’ begins at Alliance Francaise

Staff Correspondent
07 Jul 2024 19:26:24 | Update: 07 Jul 2024 20:42:30
Uttam Kumar’s ‘Golper Bastobota’ begins at Alliance Francaise

A solo art exhibition by Uttam Kumar Roy titled “Golper Bastobota” (The Actuality of Fiction) has begun at La Galerie of Alliance Francaise de Dhaka, Dhanmondi in the capital.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition took place on gallery premises on Friday. Eminent artist Monirul Islam attended the exhibition as the chief guest while eminent sculptor Alak Roy, Professor Mohammad Eunus, chairman, Art Bangla Foundation, and Md Fazlur Rahman secretary, Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts also attended the event as the special guests. The exhibition has been curated by Mustafa Zaman.

About the Exhibition: The Actuality of Fiction

The mobility of life, in which the artist located, his entity is beaming with that in many ways. The stress of the psychological degradation that people constantly face is formed by the realm of mind of Uttam Kumar Roy where he wants to discover the truth of the root with the visual acuity.  And this is the reality of the story behind his artwork. It is unveiled through feeling the pressure and mental agony being born in the perception of life every moment. These feelings create special images in the neurons of the artist’s brain and imagery gradually transforms into a scenario through several psychological stages. Like cause > mental reaction >  realization >  artwork. Then motifs emerge in response to colour technique. This is just a long journey in different ways, with different complexity and different simplicity.

Uttam Kumar Roy, born in Dinajpur, Bangladesh on July 1, 1975, showed a strong interest in art from a young age. He pursued his passion by completing a 5-year course in Drawing and Painting at the Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts (BAFA) in Dhaka in 2001. Alongside his artistic education, he also obtained a Master of Science (MSc) in Botany from Jagannath University, Dhaka in 1998, showcasing his diverse educational background that combines scientific rigor with artistic creativity.

In his teaching career at BAFA, Roy shares his extensive knowledge and experience in visual arts to educate and inspire future artists. His dedication to teaching contributes to the development of aspiring artists.

Roy’s artistic excellence has been acknowledged through numerous awards both nationally and internationally. In Bangladesh, he was honored with the National Best Award (New Media) at the 22nd National Art Exhibition by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in 2017 and the National Best Award at the 17th National Art Exhibition by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in 2007. Additionally, Roy has also participated in prestigious artist residencies, including the 5th Artist Residency in Kyoto, Japan in 2015.

The exhibition will be open to all Monday to Saturday from 3 pm to 9 pm till July 16. Closed on Sunday.