URBAN RUMINATION

“Works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.”

- Joan Miró

 

This is particularly true when it comes to print- making. The soul of the craft, hidden some- where in the elements the block and the ink is brought to life by a true craftsman.

Rembrandt, the greatest etcher that ever lived, attained equal status for his prints as oil on canvas. Over the centuries, great innovators of the craft like Picasso, Miró and Warhol have brought immense pleasure to the masses with their prints.

While Dhaka has been transforming at break-neck pace over the last two decades, artist Anisuzzaman has been quietly capturing our morphing urban scenery and retelling the story through his woodcut prints. Usually nostalgic and even poetic, they manage to expose the flesh to reveal a stark and brutal reality that we call progress. Edge is proud to put together a beautiful collection of his recent works that can most aptly be called Urban Ruminations.

 

Exhibition Dates: 21 May – 2 June 2017