Selected Artists of Bangladesh

Rafi Haque (b. 1965)

Rafi Haque began with an accent of the self, on personal sufferings, anguish and despair. In time, he became socially committed, his private feeling pushed back by the sufferings of others. His main medium is paper lithography and his work is marked by intelligent use of line and texture. Lines are often broken, forms and hand written text are scattered along the surface, while scraps of newspaper are worked into the surface to create a collage-like effect. His subtle colours provide a soothing contrast to chaotic forms.