Dhaka, a city of 400 years old, is the home of 18 million people and their dreams. Tempted by the bustling city life, one can’t help but fall in love with the city, its activities and its collective memory. Architect and urban sketcher Aurnob, through his on-spot pen and ink drawings, has explored this complex, collaborative relationship between people and places of urban Dhaka.
Fahad Rahman, an architecture graduate from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, paints almost exclusively from memory after studying the subject from real life. Through his painting, Fahad wanted to convey momentary impressions of colour and light, fleeting atmospheric effects and the transient moods of nature.
As a part of their Graphic Art Studio projects, second year students of architecture from Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET) have created a series of surreal collages depicting unconventional scenes of modern and contemporary architecture. The artworks are made from assemblage of different images derived primarily from magazines and other printed sources.
The growing popularity of digital media in visual arts has altered the nature of illustration beyond recognition. Admitting that everything was about to change, Ovi entered the industry with a purely traditional skill-set but now has embarked on embracing digital technology in his very own fashion inspired by the fantasy fiction.
Life is like the longest of negotiations. We are like skiffs in a turbulent sea, as we struggle to retain some semblance of control while braving the incessant waves of a myriad of challenges, disappointments, exertions and triumphs which daily life throws at us. Physiological and psychological responses to these artistic and ideological exchanges crafted by our (sub)conscious minds come in a variety of forms which are not necessarily tangible or rational in nature. How much of these interactions are actually retained in the foreground of our thinking?
Being trained as an architect, Saiful Hasan Tariq practiced his wit and skill to produce fantastic photographs of his passion earned collection of miniature car models. He has been collecting scale models of world renowned cars over years and production of ‘Diorama’ triggered the idea of producing photographs of apparently real time moments.
Yafiz Siddiqui, currently a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology has a passion for drawing portraits. His subjects range from poets, artists, movie stars to the regular working class people. His portraits are featured in the Star Weekend of the Daily Star every Friday.