According to Tarak Mahadi, author of the book Spirit of Beauty & Beast, “art is the universal language of life.” Given that his new book is written in both Bangla and English, it is all the more clear that Mahadi values the accessibility and openness that art brings. An independent artist himself, Mahadi’s portfolio boasts works of paint, dry pastels, watercolor, sculptures, and sketches.
No matter the medium, he manages to capture the intimacy and expressiveness of the human experience, and also the quiet beauty observed in nature. Even still, Mahadi himself feels that some emotions are too vast to be properly conveyed by painting, and he finds his alternative in the world of poetry.
At the age of 14, he studied at Mymensingh Zainul Abedin Art School alongside his formal education in Mymensingh Zilla School. Later, in 2006, he would graduate in fine arts from the University of Dhaka, where he had attended group exhibitions, art camps, workshops home and abroad. In July 2011, his first solo exhibition, titled “Essence of Mystery,” launched at Alliance Franciase de Dhaka. In November 2012, his artworks and interviews were published in a book named “Shining Above the Rainbow,” by author and curator Viet Tran. In 2019, he directed his first documentary film “Ekjon Golam Murshed” with Binu Mahbuba.