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. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Osman on May 27, 2008
While the timing of ‘Union of Uniqueness’, a joint exhibition of two artists from two different countries, Javed Jalil from Bangladesh and Avijit Mukherjee from India, as well as the presence of the all too familiar Pinak Ranjan Chakraborty, the Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh on both the occasions, would allude to a relationship between it and the resumption of the Indo-Bangla train service, the Maitree Express, only a week earlier- it is anything but that.
One look at the work on display at the exhibition reminds us that art has always transcended man-made national boundaries, that it reaches to universal human emotions through the language of an artist’s personal journey, and perhaps, while those with a passion for politics and zealous patriotism would disagree, art has always travelled faster than the cumbersome journey made by nation states.
Both Javed Jalil and Avijit Mukherjee tell stories that stand true for Bangladeshis, Indians, the subcontinent, and the rest of the world. There are no Farakka Barrages, Maitree Express, border fences, exchange of criminals, BDR or BSF adorning the canvasses. Their language is not Bangladeshi or Indian, but a language constructed by themselves, influenced though it may be, not by nationality but by the history of art and its masters. While the two artists may own two different passports, the works on display claim ownership not to any country but to the kingdom of art.
A fan or connoisseur, however, cannot be rid of the pride of nationalism. And in that spirit, we can safely say, the rather lengthy deliberations on the nature of art are best represented through the works of our very own Javed Jalil. In 35 paintings done on both canvas and paper, Javed deals with a magnanimous range of emotions, but absolutely human in nature, which stands true for every man or woman of every nationality.
If one has witnessed Javed’s work in the past, he or she would know, that a significant part of him and his work is dedicated to the understanding, or in the least gaining perspective, on the complex nature of human relationships. ‘Love on the Cross’, ‘Animalistic Kiss’, ‘Mating Under’, ‘Twice of her love’, ‘Union of Rage’, ‘Nine + Five’, ‘Keys to Love’ all done with ink and a colour wash, deal with the complex predicaments of human relationship, be it man-woman or otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »
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