EMK Center’s virtual exhibition ‘Magical Fantasy’ underway
EMK Center's virtual exhibition "Magical Fantasy" features the works of three young and promising visual artists, Rasel Kanti Das, Md Joynal Abedeen Azad, and Mohameed Mujahidul Sarker.
All three artists have completed their Bachelor's in Fine Arts from University of Chittagong. The 41 artworks on display explore the art of creating new ideas in the light of the relationship between the human body and the object, by adapting to these ambient conditions.
Rasel has always been fascinated by human characteristics. "I am curious about the different forms and positions of human lives introduced by social and political contexts. Through my work, I try to express the suffering of people and the environment to represent the symbolic appearance of contemporary situations," he explained.
Most of his artworks on display are a part of two series, "Situation" and "Invisible". They attempt to reveal the politics revolving around power. "Situation" presents a descriptive analysis of socio-political scenarios while "Invisible" uses metaphors to shed light on similar issues.
Joynal's series, "Real Unreal", highlights the relationship between a human and his inner emotions. The main theme of his work revolves around how human emotions are transformed into mechanical elements. "In this age of modernity, we live with different types of instruments and sometimes, we forget our emotions, feelings, existence amidst this mechanical chaos," he shared.
Mujahidul's work is linked to his own experience from his surroundings, which juxtaposes between reality and abstraction. His artworks on display depict the human body's socio-physical position and attempts to present the human body beyond its outward form.
"I shed light on the robotic cosmopolitan lifestyle, where people yearn to return to their roots, and how, in the rush of life, people miss out on the innocence of nature. All of these ideas converge and contribute to the development of traditional motifs," he asserted. By drawing inspiration from the traditional motifs, he has given a new depth to ancient art forms while maintaining their originality.
The virtual exhibition is available for viewers on EMK Center's website till September 30, 2021.
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