About Shubho

Photo Credit: Dhaneshwar Shah, Delhi.

Short BIO

Shubho Saha is an interdisciplinary artist lives and works in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The aim of his work is to discover the secret relationship of nature with its inner self. The abstraction of the relation goes beyond the collaboration of energy sources.  His artistic practice is also engaged with the architectural and mythological history and the effect of consumerism on urban landscapes. Community and Cultural engagement is one of the most important parts in his plan of Art Creation. He believes Involvement and interaction with community generates a volume of much power into the art project and raises a united global voice. This gives a sustainable ability and quality to the whole art project.

Shubho is an award winning artist, received many awards, the majors are: China Sichuan Award in 1999, water color Grand prize in 2001, Honorable award in 2004, Academic Scholarship 2007, Sand Sculpture Grand prize in 2009, Artist in Residence Grant in Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China in 2014, Fellowship 2015 in Salina Art Center, KS, USA, Individual Grant Award 2016 from Asian Cultural Council (ACC) in New york, USA and receiving recognition for his innovative ideas and art projects. Besides printmaking he also likes to work on sculpture and installation art as a way to express his endless thinking.  He has produced many site-specific artworks that examine and deconstruct the relationship between spaces. His works are featured in solo and invitational exhibitions, and are held in private and corporate collections.  Saha co-founded an artists collective art organization “Back ART” based in Bangladesh. He earned his BFA and MFA from Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and born in 26th May, 1982 in Chittagong , Bangladesh.

Artist Statement

I am a visual artist and art activist, live and work in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I expose myself to celebrate life, live simply and, travel light in my journey. I refuse to engage in consumerist lifestyle and work only for pleasure and self-realization.

My artistic practice is engaged with the architectural and mythological history and the effect of consumerism on urban landscapes. I have produced many site-specific artworks that examine and deconstruct the relationship between spaces. The aim of my artwork is to discover the secret relationship of nature with its inner self. Community and Cultural engagement is one of the most important parts in my plan of Art Creation. Involvement and interaction of community generates a volume of much power into the art project and raises a united global voice. This gives a sustainable ability and quality to whole art project.

In the point of natural and cultural aspect my artworks are emotional and always carry logical views. The abstraction of the relation exchanges beyond the collaboration of energy sources. The form of object which I use in my artworks play its energy based on its vibration level. These forms are able to covert to other forms of energy entity, which shows the imitation of energy conversion.

I believe an artist is a student of his surroundings. So I use to collect art food from my daily life leading steps. Social issues touches me, I feel responsible for this. Also I am able to be contempt with my limitations. I do not like to be convinced by a single media or medium. I am confident to accept challenges in my way of art making and always open in new experience.