Series of ‘BUILDING” sculpture, 2019 onwards
Steps go fast, the elevator is just a right size for the sculpture and the members who adopt to carry it. Shuvo Rafiqul’s "Transport" (2019) is a foremost work of his new series. There is nothing to vain in the draft that collapses and builds again. It can be destroyed, because we have already an innovated upshot once. All his decisions address a respect to an artist’ limitation. Lives die after they born. Concurrently, artworks would have been transported-displayed-preserved, for example Kurt Schwitters (1887- 1948) innovated “Merzbau” (1933) which no longer exists. However, "Transport" is here, involving some stabilities by attempting reconstructions. In order to be autonomous as a sculpture, it ought to fulfill the role of an architect. The artist's autonomy also helps to carry this work to "Vertical River". A city is an over-all of paintings when flying birds look down at. "Transport" has an interactive relationship with the city, so it's a transformational white lines and gaps between sites from the sky. His work turns audience into witnesses, in doing so it preserves the situation itself by capturing an act of tightening and building. Artists and museums function as travelers. Audience is educated to enjoy an invisible situation. However, "Transport" continues being as a sculpture. Fragments of black-and-white images, like bullets left on the wall, are the evidence that we stay in the ruin, as we try to keep away from the drama in the museum.
Written by Kanako Tada
Photo : Mitra Rini