Shapes, figures portray thoughts on canvass

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:21, Dec 21,2019


Two artworks by Javed Jalil.

Artist Javed Jalil has put his thoughts and observations down on the canvass, comprising diverse shapes, figures and forms, at a solo exhibition under way at Kala Kendra in Mohammadpur, Dhaka.

The exhibition titled ‘The Linking Web’ is featuring a total of 16 paintings created using mediums like ink, oil and mixed media.

Dhaka University faculty of fine arts dean professor Nisar Hossain attended the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition as guest speaker on November 30. The exhibition has been curated by Wakilur Rahman.

Artist Javed Jalil  studied art at Kansas Bethany College. Later, he completed his academic trainings on vast range of art related disciplines in several reputed institutions in the United States. He has 14 exhibitions to his credit.

‘Connection, interconnection, correlation creating a linking hub of individuality and dependency with variability, analogue, parallel dissimilarity or unrelatedness. Attaining into a commuting act, where the phenomena of existing and thrive to exist persuade and seduce each other into a personal writing. One can explore and anticipate one’s own nuisances and retrospect dissect the very bits of moments into amplified allegories, symbols, metaphors, stories of created authenticity. Where the finding becomes intimacy merging to perform reality. Acquiring the capability to acknowledge, the physical body and commuting along the sphere. It is connective realization of living, thinking and existing. One finds, adaptation and unity; placement of presence,’ says a statement from Javed Jalil.

To mention a few works, an ink painting titled ‘Game of Fear’ portrays greed. The painting shows human figures trying to get their hands on everything around them.

An ink painting titled ‘Animated Personality’ comprises figures of humans, insects and others to portray the whimsical interplay of living organisms in nature.

An oil and mixed media painting titled ‘Chained Freedom’ shows a female figure surrounded by lustful male figures. The work portrays the difficulties women face in society

The exhibition will end on December 22.

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