Throughout the ages, before history began, pottery has been used as a medium for expression. Even today, most take pottery as an art, or craft, or ultimately the mixture of both. Syed Shahadat Hossain, the Canada-based talented and award winning ceramic potter, is one such artist who expresses his thoughts through his art. An exhibition of his work titled Aesthetic Studio Ceramics was inaugurated on the evening of 18 December at Dhanmondi’s Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD). Robert McDougall, the High Commissioner of Canada in Bangladesh attended the inaugural ceremony as the chief guest, Akku Chowdhury, Head of Operations at Transcom Foods Limited was present as a special guest. The exhibition ran till December 30.
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Hossain spoke of his inspirations, “I enjoy ceramics as a vehicle for timeless communication between people and cultures. It provides a context for reflecting on human activity. The forms I produce are non-functional, high-fired, slab-built layer and coil-constructed sculptural ceramics. Most of them are large-size plates, wall plagues, pots, and vase…It is a kind of tactile painting.”
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Syed Shahadat Hossain (Mintu) is a professional Ceramic artist who produces Decorative
porcelain & stone ware plates, Tile paintings & sculptural ceramic in his Toronto Studio, Canada. Shahdat Hossain was born in Dhaka Nawab Bari (12/B Ahsanullah Road). He is youngest son of late Syed Anwar Hossain and Syeda Shanaz Begum. His siblings are Lt. Col. Syed Ahmer Hossain, Syed Rahber Hossain and Syeda Shadab Hossain. Shahadat has made Canada his home since 1996.Shahadat studied Fine – Ceramics at the institute of fine arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, School of Arts – The Lowestoft College, England, The Cultural Park – Shiga, Japan and the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada. He has exhibited widely for over Twenty years, and has appeared in numerous publications including the Daily Star, the Bangladesh Times, the Illustrated News weekly, the Dainik Bangla, the monthly Munchitro, the G.T.A. etc. Studies with leading international artists have help him establish himself as an award winning artist whose work are very much in demand by both Corporate and private collectors on an international scale. For more information about Shahadat’s work, Studio Lessons, Workshops, upcoming events and Studio visit please contact: Bindu Fine Arts, 1343, Warden Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M1R 2R9, Canada. Tel: 416-615-1706
E-mail:BinduFinearts@aol.com. website: Bindufinearts.com.