Solo show depicts human relationship with nature

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:57, Nov 27,2017 | Updated: 00:02, Nov 28,2017


A watercolour painting by Nasir Ahammed.

Khandkar Nasir Ahammed has been making sculptures, paintings, drawings and crafts for many years now. The artist is known in the fine art arena for his experimental and naturalism artworks.
The painter-sculptor is displaying his selected sculptures and paintings, which have been made in the last 12 years, at a solo show under way at Gallery Chitrak in capital’s Dhanmondi.
Titled ‘Mystery of Innocence’ the show displays a total of 26 wood sculptures and 17 watercolour paintings.
Nasir depicts human relationship with nature in his sculptures and paintings in a unique way. For Nasir, it seems, nature is not static, but dynamic with its diverse life cycles.
For example, in the wood sculptures Nasir has tried to portray germination- the process of seeds developing into new plants.
Sculptures of Kishalaya series and some other works address the theme journey of life. ‘The cycle of life and death is what I intend to address. In waste wood I have seen the possibility of new life’, said Nasir Ahammed.
The waste woods have been used to show sprouting dicot or monocot seeds in the sculptures. In some other sculptures, Nasir has portrayed the symbiotic relationships between humans and nature.
The relationships between humans and nature have been most explicitly depicted in five displayed miniature watercolour paintings under the title ‘Brikkhamukur’.
In subtle and careful details, the artist has portrayed relationship between humans and trees. For example, trees are seen growing from human heads.
Another displayed watercolour painting series titled ‘Jolermukur’ also includes impressive artworks.
The exhibition, which commenced from November 24, will remain open for all till December 8.

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