Xecon Uddin - Unfinished Poetry
Xecon Uddin is a Bagladeshi visual artist, based in France for the past 10 years. Although using photography as his main medium, Uddin's work also includes performance art, installation and mixed media.
Unfinished Poetry is a series of poetic self portraits in which Uddin obstructs his head using natural elements symbolising peace as a message against worldwide violence and war.
"Every morning we are confronted with the same sad news: violence, crime, wars, and disasters. I cannot recall a single day without a report of something terrible happening somewhere. Even in these modern times it is clear that one’s precious life is not safe. No former generation has had to experience so many bad news as we face today; this constant awareness of fear and tension should make any sensitive and compassionate person seriously question the progress of our modern world. The increasing loss of our basic human rights, of our compassionate and humane approach to others is only a prelude to the great catastrophe to come, unless the world rejects violence as a means of resolving conflict and commits itself to non-violent conflict resolution. While I cannot stop all this ongoing violence I can at least spread a message of peace. A message that can bring people together, for all to join hands and minds for a less violent world and a more peaceful future. Let’s Think Peace, Imagine Peace, Spread Peace and Act Peace."