The Artist


About the artist

Born 1950 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Diploma Ecole des Beaux Arts, Dhaka
Diploma Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris

Named CHEVALIER DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES by french Ministère de la Culture (2014.05.20)

Some recent exhibitions

Galerie Samagra, Paris
Galerie Ars Vivendi, Munich
Musée Yazienki Krolenskie, Varsovie
Galerie D.D. , Dhaka, Bangladesh
Neheru Center Mumbaï, Inde
Centre Art Comtemporain Spazio, Italie
Galerie Epoké, Danmark
Galerie Espace 61, Rouen
Galerie Brulé, Strasbourg
Galerie Ashutosh, Calcutta, Inde
Galerie Jacob 1, Paris
Galerie Gabrielle Fliegans, Monaco
Galerie Contraste, Bruxelles
Galerie Barbara Moran, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
White Chapel Art Gallery, Londres

At gallery Jas de la Rimade since 2001

Museums and collections

Musée national du Bangladesh
Musée olympique de Séoul, Corée
Musée national bulgare, Sofia, Bulgarie
Musée national Taiwan
Musée olympique, Lausanne


About the work

The ardent and pugnacious work of Shahabuddin reflects borderline situations where man is the common denominator. It is around the human figure - captured in a state of flagrant desire to survive in its escape -- that the phases of his process are crystallized.

There is no sentimentality in the brush of Shahabuddin; he captures creatures in their initial ferveur, catapulted by an irrepressible interior force. Instantaneity of the gesture, deafening colourings, painter of temperament, Shahabuddin imposes a direct, generous and wilful style, which is still controlled and always vibrant.

Extract from a text by Gérard Xuriguera