Chiaroscuro on Human Figure
“In Motion” is a solo exhibition of paintings of Bishwajit Goswami. Asaduzzam Noor and Rafiqun Nabi jointly inaugurated the exhibiting exhibition at Bengal Art Lounge on 11th January.
Using the human figure is the main source of inspiration, Bishawit Goswami plans an original insight of an age old theme. Centred around two series of work, the canvases on display “In Motion” reveal a pictorial language. “Quest for the Soul” projects specific parts of the human body--the back and hand... They are enlarged in a hyper realistic way. “Metamorphosis and Physical Existence” distorts human shape, moving from the language of reality. Goswami's bold technique and treatment of chiaroscuro reminds one of his originality of his work.
Born in 1981, Goswami recently joined as a lecturer of Drawing and Painting at the Fine Art Faculty of Dhaka University.
In the first image the hands are folded close together and they are certainly realistic. Of blue and flesh colour, the shaved head and fingers and torso are as moving as possible. The folds of the palm are as clear as our own. The bones of the rib cage stick out.
The next image is that of a once happy girl, with some of her teeth in full view in a contented grin. Her long hair is carefully placed in front. Her eyes are bright--almost like cut diamonds.
Her dress with work in the yoke is appealing, if anything is.
The girl is marked “Missing” in a manner which catches the eye.
The background remains that of wood and is chocolate in colour like the rest of the work.
The third figure is that of a young man, going by what is apparent. The background is brown and the figure stands out.
The fingers of the hand are large, blue and flesh coloured. The man is a worker, going by the muscles in his hand. The blue and brown of the body stand out as the light falls on the body.
The sleeping figure is that of a woman, covered by a white sheet, so placed that the skirt of the woman is apparent. Her tousled brown hair is on the bed sheet. The white sheet is like some form that frames the girl all around.
There are the hands and nails seen around an ear. The veins of the bluish white hand stick out the hand and ear are larger than life.
The painter has received several accolades of importance and was awarded with an Honourable Mention at the 16th Asian Art Biennial in December 2014.