Expatriate artist Niamul Bari's solo exhibition “Momentary Histories” is currently on at the Bengal Gallery in Dhanmondi. Marking the exhibit, the artist will speak today at the Gallery, sharing his experiences as an artist and his transition from a ceramic artist to a sculptor to a painter.
Niamul Bari, born in Chittagong in 1966, completed his BFA in ceramics and MFA in sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, and received a higher diploma in sculpture from the Rabindra Bharati University in India. He has been residing in USA since 1988, and has had his works exhibited in USA, Japan, Nepal, Bhutan and India. He began focusing on paintings in 2008, and has brought a sculptor's perspective into his works – using thick colour layers, textures, drawings and use of scrap to produce dramatic, intricate and meditative pieces of work.
The exhibition that opened on August 12 and will close on August 30, contains 82 works of the artist.