1994, Bagerhat, Bangladesh
Bijan Halder is a sculptor from Bangladesh. He has completed his Masters’s in sculpture at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He lives and works in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Bijan carves, models, and casts to ground himself. It is said that these techniques, used over hundreds of years, have become embedded in our DNA. So through the process of making sculptures, he connects with his ancestors along with legions of women and men who gave birth to something from their hands. Along with a connection to crafters around the world, his works are a way for him to commemorate the memories of his family. He expresses his feelings and his themes are inspired by natural emotions and refugees. His works have been done mostly by casting metal and revolve around the themes of refugees. The world doesn’t need refugees. People think they will arrive safely but they have to struggle for life. His boat works and wave works are about these matters. His works with trees and humans are also about boundaries and borders. People have to bond. The steel wire depicts the danger of crossing borders. People are left refugees from their mentality and their physicalities.
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