Srijon Chowdhury, ‘Lemon’, 2017, Upfor

Signature: signed and dated on verso

Image rights: Photo by Mario Gallucci © Srijon Chowdhury

About Srijon Chowdhury

Working in oil on canvas and linen, Srijon Chowdhury explores memory and the transmission of history through his saturated, immersive paintings. He sums up his approach in a single sentence: “These paintings present, as a feeling, an idea of a version of a history.” His works range from small to large scale and have featured various motifs: blurred, minimalistic landscapes; patterned fields of seemingly countless flowers; isolated bouquets; and images of a classically carved, fragmented male torso. He often paints variations on a single theme, repeating and altering the imagery, creating a visual analogy for the inevitable evolution of historical narratives as they are told and retold across generations. Chowdhury’s feather-edged forms seem to bleed into each other, evoking a sense of distance and places and times buried deep within one’s memory.

Bangladeshi-American, b. 1987, Dhaka, Bangladesh, based in Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA

Solo Shows

Srijon Chowdhury: Memory Theater

Group Shows

RH Contemporary Art, 
New York,