Jul 21, 2023 – Aug 04, 2023
The 5th solo art exhibition of Sourav Chowdhury titled “Eternal Existence” has begun at Alliance Française de Dhaka. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on Friday, 21 July 2023 at 6 pm at La Galerie. Eminent artist Prof. Rafiqun Nabi, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of France in Bangladesh, Guillaume Audren de Kerdrel, and art critic Moinuddin Khaled were present at the event as special guests.
Sourav Chowdhury’s lifelong exploration of human civilization and imagination is showcased through his ‘Eternal Existence’ series. He imaginatively embodies various forms, from Bengali folk characters to historical eras like the Mughal Empire. His art combines traditional architecture with Bangladeshi folk themes, aiming to transform human nature into something beautiful and uplifting. With 30 artworks, predominantly in etching and aquatint, as well as ceramic, metal, fiber sculptures, and installations, Chowdhury’s work is a celebration of creativity and human existence.
Artist Sourav Chowdhury was born in the divisional district of Rajshahi in 1987. Even before completing his BFA and MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Development Alternative (UODA), he embarked on his artistic journey and participated in many exhibitions, art camps and competitions at home and beyond. His first solo exhibition titled ‘Eternal Existence’ was held at Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in 2016. For his brilliance in art, he has so far received several awards including Bengal Foundation Award (Printmaking) at the 22nd National Art Exhibition 2017 and the ‘Best Award’ at the 20th Berger Young Painters’ Art Competition 2015, to name a few.