Renowned artist Anukul Chandra Mojumder has portrayed stories and memories of life spent both in rural and urban Bangladesh through the age-old and magical charcoal medium in his twelfth solo show.
Titled Dawn of Black, the show featuring 77 paintings and drawings is under way at Edge Gallery at Gulshan in the capital.
‘I have portrayed my observations, stories and memories associated with rural and urban Bnagladesh using charcoal,’ said artist Anukul Chandra Mojumder.
An alumnus of faculty of fine arts of Dhaka Univeristy, Mojumder has made charcoal tell his stories and represent images of memories. Mojumder has often used acrylic too to make his paintings more poetic and luminous.
Blending realism and abstraction in an evocative way, Mojumder has also portrayed impressions of changing seasons, time and place. Figures and colours are in a brilliant harmony in Mojumder’s works, which are produced by the artist in the last nine years.
For example, paintings of the series like ‘Red Song’, ‘Winter Story’, ‘Winter Breeze’, ‘Story of Sky’ evoke impressions through colours, without using figures or forms.
Mojumder has made a hazy green evoke the feel of a foggy winter in his eye-catching painting named ‘Kuashar Golpo’.
In the works of ‘Winter Story’ and ‘Winter Breeze’, the artist has applied the same mastery to let the colours speak for themselves.
In the paintings of ‘Mother and Child’ series, Mojumder becomes pronouncedly figurative to present the heavenly bond between a mother and her child.
To present the story of a hectic Dhaka, Mojumder has been figurative too. In a number of paintings, the artist has shown the busy Dhaka streets, rickshaws and commuters.
‘Evening in Sadarghat’, ‘Basking at Buriganga’ and ‘Summer in Dhaka’ are some of the works that depict the hectic capital of the country.
The show, inaugurated on April 27, will be open till May 18.
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