‘Union of Uniqueness’: Exposition by 2 contemporary artists
Posted by Osman on May 27, 2008
Sheikh Arif Bulbon
“The speed of thought, very second of impulse, sensation and reaction confronted with in the physical and emotional parameters and the tangled reality of the subjective and objective world is what I bring into portrayal within the exorcism of drawing and painting. I find my mind to be a vague ground of saturated landscape. Elements of space line, co lour is almost translation of the structured reality we perceive. I tend to bring juice out of the familiar to see the unfamiliar, eventually driven to ecstatic experience of life and to break my own preconceived ways of understanding. With various facets of desire reaction and survival … to exist into the never ending discovery of the mind, and how one can perform the transform pain sorrow and entire sorts of human emotions all that our eyes and other senses can follow, into virtually of painting,” said Bangladeshi artist Javed Jalil at an exposition of two contemporary artists from Bangladesh and India titled ‘Union of Uniqueness’ jointly organised by Art Club Bangladesh and Kolkata based Creative Art and Craft Centre at Art Club in Gulshan in the capital. The exhibition was concluded recently.
The Indian High Commissioner Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty inaugurated the 18-day duet exhibition. Earlier, the organisers jointly organised another exhibition in Mumbai in India.
Avijit Mukherjee, another participant artist from India, said, “When the whole world has been almost reduced to ashes by the act of terrorism its every corner is inundated by bloodshed.
Man has forgotten to inhale the essence of peace. In this predicament, I am ardent to have peace in true sense. It is my moral responsibility and sincere pledge to do something amidst my very little capability. To fight against all evil forces and to pave the way of peace, I am fancy to present my paintings as the only weapon I have.”
A total of 51 art works – 30 by Avijit Mukherjee and 21 by Javed Jalil – were displayed. The title of the exposition was significant as both the artists’ expressions were unique and deal with human emotion. Fine colours were used just to create the required environment of Javed Jalil’s paintings. Dealing with the psyche of the figures, Jalil dealt with the contemporary social environment, where human emotion was animalistic.
Javed basically focuses on line. His paintings were not just mere nude women figures rather through different types of lines Jalil created several symbols and forms on the figures, which represented the inner emotions such as various facets of desire, reaction, urge to survive in midst of turmoil, pain, tension and anxiety.
On the otherhand, Avijit presented human emotions through creating various layers on the figures. Sometimes he unveiled the organs under the skin to represent emotion. Vibrant colours were used on his acrylic canvases. In case of other mediums, Avijit used light colours.
“Peace is the most precious wealth what we always pray for. To achieve that goal of peace we are to contemplate penance. As such I have dedicating my painting to that auspicious object,” said Avijit.
In the texture and imagery visual concept of Avijit’ canvas, desire came through poetic messages – peaceful rhythm of human imagination, passion, nostalgic journey from past to present in its sphere of human imagination, love and childhood dreams. But his treatment was interesting in the sense that fantasy created on the canvases had got the power to disseminate imagination in an acquisitive world.
Avijit said, “In my mind and brush, desire comes through the poetic message of the human emotions in its texture and imaginary visual concept.”