Self-taught artist Nusrat Jahan Nazlee has depicted rural culture and tradition in her mixed media and experimental artworks on display at a solo show underway at Gallery Chitrak in Dhanmondi.
The exhibition titled ‘Creation, Peace & Wonders’ is the 7th solo exhibition of Nusrat.
The show features 33 artworks.
Nusrat has depicted rustic life and tradition using miniature boats, bamboo bridges and rural attires made from matchsticks, bamboo, plastic, clothes and others in her displayed acrylic paintings.
The artist has depicted Rasulpur village, mentioned by poet Jasimuddin in his famous poem Asmani, in her displayed artwork titled ‘At the River Bank’. The artwork shows a boat tied at a river bank, bamboos floating on the river and others, while Rasulpur village is seen at a distance. Nusrat has also incorporated the Asmani poem in the artwork.
Besides, a number of displayed works show different flowers and traditional boats moving through the river. The artworks make viewers wonder about the rich traditions and diverse flora and fauna of Bangladesh.
The artist has depicted the struggles of freedom fighters in her artworks displayed under series titled ‘The Letter of 71-72’. The artworks contain letters written by freedom fighters during and after the liberation war.
‘I want to make the young generation of the nation aware about our culture, tradition and roots through my artworks,’ Nusrat Jahan told New Age.
The eleven-day solo exhibition, which began on April 20, will remain open for all from 10am to 8pm till April 30.