18th Young Artists’ Art Exhibition
Bishwajit Goswami on his award winning workCultural Correspondent
Artist Bishwajit Goswami won ‘Young Artists’ Fine Art Award- 2012’, for his acrylic painting Metamorphosis and Physical Existence-9, at the 18th Young Artists’ Art Exhibition organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
His award winning artwork depicts deformed and distorted forms of birds on a semi-dark surface on canvas. The birds represent the masses of people on earth, who are enduring severe exploitation, corruption and drastically losing their originality. The semi dark space on the surface represents the emptiness. But the artist also depicts hope, to change the situation.
Two paintings of his Metamorphosis and Physical Existence series are on display at the ongoing biennale. The other work titled Metamorphosis and Physical Existence -8 is also an experiment on the same theme. The experimental artist has also won awards at national and international level for such works. He also won Bengal Foundation award at 19th National Art Exhibition and Bhasha Sainik Gaziul Haq award at the 18th National Art Exhibition, for paintings belonging to the Quest for Soul and Quest for Life series respectively.
He also won Best Award in Painting at the 17th Young Artist biennale and Honourary Mentioned Award at the 16th biennale. The award-winning works belong to Quest for Life and Quest for Soul series, and addressed social abnormalities through deformed figures.
‘It’s more convenient for me to express my realisations on society, exploitation prevailing in society, various natures of oppression and the global impact, through the deformed portraits and figures on canvases,’ Goswami told New Age.
Bishwajit Goswami placed first class first in the BFA examination of the drawing and painting department of Faculty of Fine Art of Dhaka University and completed his MFA from Biswabharati University with a scholarship from ICCR.
He considers his creativity, integrity, devotion and honesty to work to be the main forces of his consecutive successes. He is also grateful to his school teachers and family members, who inspired him to explore his creativity from a tender age.
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