Ranjit depicts restlessness in urban life

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:07, Mar 14,2017

 
 

An artwork by Ranjit Das on display at Galleri Kaya

Restlessness in urban life is the subject of seasoned artist Ranjit Das’ solo show underway at Galleri Kaya in Uttara.
The exhibition titled ‘Journey & Images’ showcases 42 artworks.
Ranjit Das, known for his experimentation with media, styles and themes, has tried to portray the inner struggles of the urban people who are often torn between conflicting yearnings and desires.
Through his works, Das depicts the impact of restless society and upsetting politics in lives of the people.
Das has used both figurative and composition based techniques in his displayed works - comprising of drawings and paintings.
In his figurative works, Das focuses on certain parts of the human body including the face, hands or eyes as subjects to portray his message.
For example, an acrylic painting titled ‘Self-Conflict’ shows two faces screaming. The expression reveals the human emotion of pain. Similar methods have been applied in paintings like Society in Political Mayhem, A society in Turmoil, The Harsh Reality of Life, Social Conflict, Psychological Struggle and others.
In most of the displayed paintings Das has portrayed his figures in abstract composition.
In works like Engage with One’s Own World, Das shows a figure whose head is immersed in a black composition.
The exhibition also features about ten figurative ink drawings.
A number of paintings displayed at the show depict hope and new life. The work titled ‘Hoping for New Life’ is a work where a girl holding flowers has been painted in vibrant colours. An Alluring Life and Jovial Mood are two other works showing happiness.
His still life paintings showing detailed day-to-day objects like bottles, shoes, cubes and more have added diversity to the show.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the exhibition on March 11. It will remain open till March 25.

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