Selected Artists of Bangladesh

Shahabuddin Ahmed (b. 1950)

Looking at Shahabuddin's paintings, one is immediately struck by his dynamic figures, his bold and sweeping brush strokes, his celebration of speed and motion, and his sense of drama that makes his figures champions of some cuase. That cause is often Bangladesh's liberation war of 1971. Shahbuddin's early works show a closeness with nature and humanity. Over time, his depiction of figures have become more suggestive with figures dissolving into swirling brush strokes.