Beginning with the End
The DrikPath building is the very last project of eminent architect Bashirul Haq. Artist Reaz Rahman’s site specificinstallation is inspired by the theme of the Special Edition of Chobi Mela, Shunno. A sphere in the back of the building made of wooden sticks placed in various heights represent an infinite form signifying the architect’s journey ending in the DrikPath project, but leading on to new activities. The transformed elements displayed on the wall are a site specific expression of architectural creation. A door is a pathway to a vision of traditional heritage creating a future.
Reaz is a multidisciplinary visual artist from Barisal, Bangladesh. He did his Bachelors and Masters on Modeling and Sculpture from the Fine Arts Faculty, Dhaka university, and an MA in Fine Art Conservation from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. Reaz has participated in many workshops, camps and group exhibitions, both at home and abroad. He has received several awards and participated in residency programs in Japan, Portugal, UK, Norway, Belgium, Mauritius, Nepal, and India. Since 1996, he has been working on installation art using a wide range of materials and socio-political issues as his subject matter. Reaz operated an art organisation called SANDWICHDHAKA since 2011, with the aim of establishing a creative platform of contemporary art. Currently, he is working as a painting conservator at the National Art Gallery.