Amity of nine
Jolrong.com aims at promoting Bangladeshi art and culture abroad. As part of that initiative, Jolrong is holding a group art exhibition at Galleria 919 in Karachi, Pakistan. Featured artists are Mahmudul Haque, Abdus Shakoor Shah, Anukul Mojumdar, Goutam Chakraborty, Shawon Akand, Pradip Kumar Chakraborty, Biplob Biprodas, Nasreen Begum and Kazi Rakib.
Mahmudul Haque, the senior most painter in the group, has delved into compositions and forms for a significant part of his artistic career. His works foray into the imaginary world and are remarkable for the artist's signature turquoise blue and emerald green compositions.
Our opulent folk heritage shines in Abdus Shakoor's work. Folk ballads from the "Mymensingh Geetika" -- Mahua, Malua; "Nakshi Kanthar Maath," "Gazir Pat" and "Manosha Pat" are recurring themes of Shakoor's paintings. His works delineate male-female figures, animals, birds and reptiles. The artist usually focuses on the expressions on female faces, especially the eyes. He uses indigenous motifs such as 'alpana' patterns.
Nasreen Begum is a teacher at the Oriental Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University. Her works reflect women's bliss, hopes and visions in a male dominated society. Unique formation and detailing are significant traits of her works, while oval and circular forms are recurring objects.
Anukul Mojumdar's works outline emotion, illusion and affection. He is mainly a figurative painter and likes to work with subdued colours. Anukul's works reveal stories from the rural areas. His brushstrokes are sweeping and clearly denote every tone and texture.
Artists Shawon Akand and Goutam Chakraborty are seemingly contemplative. Goutam meticulously features various animals and their limbs. His human figures portray historical personalities. Shawon's works can be termed as 'Conceptual Art,' which at times signify our political, social and economic standing in the subcontinent.
The exhibition ends on April 7.