I have always felt the urge to draw whatever I envisioned in my head. I suppose that’s how my journey as an artist began.
I consider myself to be very fortunate because I happen to be someone who always received full encouragement from my family for my art. In fact, my parents were so supportive that no one thought about stopping me when I ditched pencil and paper, and straight up started drawing on walls!
Perhaps one of my quirks that help me draw is the ability to look at things differently. In nursery, when we were asked to draw an egg, I remember being the only one in class to draw a two-dimensional poached egg! Obviously, I didn’t get the expected reaction from my teacher, but later he made me realize that I should value this quality of mine of seeing things in a way others do not.
I am not sure whether I get distracted easily or take an interest in whatever appears before me.
Connecting the dots is something I consider when I am drawing. I always look at things from a certain distance that helps me to find the pattern, which is why it amazes me when I find similar pattern in different elements. Sometimes, I gather random thoughts from my distant memory and try to reconnect everything to find a pattern.
As I am a self-taught artist, I got to learn from many of my mistakes I have made so far. I try not to put too much emphasis on skills but rather on the comprehensive outcome. My art has made me aware of how much I have grown and the range of my skills as well. I wish to explore my art further and in the process, I hope to understand myself in a better way as well.
About the Artist:
Graduated from American International University Bangladesh in 2016, Imran is currently working as an architect at Cubeinside Design Ltd. His graduation thesis was on the Atghar Kuriana Floating Market, concerning the well known floating guava market in Pirojpur, in southern region of Bangladesh.