Solo show Cryptic Monologue at EMK

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:22, Oct 05,2017

 
 

A painting by Javed Jalil at the exhibition.

Expatriate Bangladeshi artist Javed Jalil is holding his eighth solo show at the Edward M Kennedy (EMK) Centre in capital’s Dhanmondi.
Jointly hosted by art organisation Artcon and EMK Centre, the exhibition titled ‘Cryptic Monologue’ is showcasing around 25 vibrant oil paintings by the artist.
Jalil, who currently lives in Los Angeles of the USA, has depicted his journey as an artist and his perceptions of the physical world around him on his canvasses.
He attempts to fuse the physical world surrounding him with his own observations and feelings in his paintings. Thus his paintings can be termed as semi abstract works leaving much scope for the viewers to explore and reach their own conclusions.
Human and animal limbs, waves of colours, diagrams and even ordinary day to day objects all get mingled in Jalil’s paintings apparently in a disorderly manner.
Still viewers would find order even in those messy images on canvasses during close observations.
One of the most vibrant paintings displayed at the exhibition is titled ‘Copulated Infinity’, which shows hands, legs, blurry human figures, a frog, a bird-like image and other recognisable and unrecognisable objects and creatures juxtaposed on the canvas.
Jalil has assorted different colours including azure blue, pink, brown, different shades of orange and yellow, light red and others to draw his paintings titled ‘World Under The Octopus’. The artist has painted a huge, blue octopus at the top of the canvas. The painting also shows juxtaposition of birds, human figures, fishes, geometric forms, windows and many other elements.
The exhibition, which began on October 2, will remain open daily from 10am to 8pm, except Fridays, till October 15.

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