Red Dwarf, a solo art exhibition by Pervaj Hasan Rigan, has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD). Born in Barisal in 1988, Rigan completed his BFA and MFA from the Department of Drawing and Painting, University of Dhaka. The artist likes to work with oil paint, acrylic, videos, sounds and charcoal.
For Rigan, painting is the key for understanding the universe. He believes there is a strong relationship between mankind and the rest of the cosmos, and this strength pushes him to his work every day. Human portraits and figures play a significant role in Rigan's canvas because he likes their anatomy, gesture, light and shade. When he work with human feelings and thoughts, it is vital for him to pick up those forms for his paintings. He also loves plain air painting. Subsequently, nature is an important part of his artworks. Rigan uses quite a few processes to complete a painting. He starts with a simple thought on his sketchbook. Then, he has discussion and a photo shoot with the model, before getting to the charcoal drawing and finally, the original painting. Sometime he uses Photoshop to make his structures and compositions more precise. He believes every person has their own unique mind, which he tries to capture and reflect in his works, while also representing his style. Beauty and darkness are prominent themes of his figurative artworks. As an artist Rigan's goal is to capture the mystery and spirituality in particular experiences of the human mind. He is immensely inspired by contemporary painter Roberto Ferri.
The exhibition will be open to all till March 2. The visiting hours of the event are Monday to Thursday from 3 pm to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon and 5 pm to 8 pm.