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The HAT Project 2006/07 is supporting 20 exchange fellowships between England, South Asia and Australia

Mahbubur Rahman

Residency at University of West of England

Cosmic World

Cosmic World

Title: Cosmic World
Size: 1.75 x 1.75 mm
Media: Oil on canvas

Collaborated with rickshaw painter S.M.Shamsu.

Rickshaw painters normally take many objects for their paintings to decorate the rickshaw such as Tajmahal, Parliament house, film stars, animals etc. For my painting I have taken those objects in a symbolic way, for example, Tajmahal is the symbol of love but it can be a symbol of Mughal Emperor and their ruling as well. Our Parliament house should speak about the practice of democracy but coalition government of four fundamentalist parties control it, Pink palace is a house of leader of Muslim League, who was involved with the partition of West and East Bengal of the sub continent. Pope John Paul is a religious leader but involved with the anti communist movement.

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