Project 09 Personal Pop van Shah Jahan
Works from the Brits-Bengaalse artist Shah Jahan (1976, Sylhet, Bangladesh - 2015, Birmingham, Engeland).
He was idiosyncratic, driven and talented, and we lost him too soon. Personal Pop will acquaint you with the work of the Bangladeshi-British artist Shah Jahan (b. 1976, Sylhet, Bangladesh; d. 2015, Birmingham, UK). He grew up in Birmingham, studied at the Ruskin School of Art at Oxford University, and worked in Amsterdam from 1998 to 2001 as a resident at De Ateliers, where he was seen as an artist with a bright future. His work is strikingly varied, comprising videos, paintings, collages, clothing, and drawings that blend the fabric of his own everyday life with the language of pop art and popular culture.
Shah’s unique ideas about art, his drive to produce, his unbridled ambition, and the great promise all those strengths added up to were overshadowed by his mental health problems and his early death at 38. Cut down in his prime, he was never able to achieve full maturity as an artist. The body of work Shah left behind is full of energy and fascinating subject matter and reveals an artist with a deep understanding of art history and a Warholian drive to produce. We can’t wait to introduce you to his work in Personal Pop.
About Parts Project
Parts Project selects and exhibits art from the collectors point of view. We share their discoveries in our gallery. Collectors look at a lot of art – and they view it with keen eyes. They make unforced, often idiosyncratic choices. PARTS bases its programming on those individualistic choices and takes collectors’ discoveries, opinions and experiences as the jumping-off points for all its exhibitions. PARTS is a private initiative. Through its programming, it seeks not only to broaden the Dutch art field but also motivate collectors to share their works and their passion.
2513 CL Den Haag