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Aug 11 2016 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh) - With the advent of the digital printing press, Riskshaw painting a previously well known art form is on the verge of extinction. Many painters had to switch their profession to survive the “digital revolution”.
few of them continue to endure the struggle and have managed to keep the art form alive. Rickshaw painters Rafiqul Islam and Sayed Ahmed are among one of the artisans.
They have participated in different international exhibitions and have received national and international recognition. But they say, the demand along with prices are in steep decline.
“My work was exhibited and sold in many countries like, Germany, England, Italy, Japan, Russia and Canada among others. But in my own country the demand continues to fall every day,” said Rafiqul Islam.
Strangely, the unique art form now survives with the help and financial support of foreign art enthusiasts.
This story was originally published by The Daily Star, Bangladesh
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