| From the Artist |
I believe, a sketch a day can keep your stresses away. Drawings can often express the fragmented thoughts of one’s scattered mind and the projection of the very inner self, triggered by the subconscious. It often expresses one’s thoughts or state of mind or can be just an impression. Exploring different media has always been a point of interest of mine. The drawings I have drawn digitally, as it works as a break or a medium of stress relief to me, did not take more than 20-30 mins to complete.
I kind of admire the skills of people who can draw things beautifully, as it is. Since childhood, I always found it difficult to draw something looking at it. Rather I found it easier and comfortable to draw something that I often visualize in my mind and drawing it as if I am seeing it right now on the canvas.
Abhay Mitra Ghat Chittagong Port 2017– My cell phone wasn’t working right at that very moment when this beautiful scenario was just before me. I couldn’t take a picture while my friends were busy clicking random shots. So I gazed the scenic beauty of my beloved city with my eyes and created a picture in my mind so that later I can paint the picture on my own.
Dhulivita 2017–It was the winter of 2017, Dhulivita which was just outside the Dhaka city area. It was so foggy at night that even a thing at a feet distance can be hardly seen. The darkness, mist and reflection of the night sky on the river water made the environment so unreal that I had to question my existence. I tried to capture that momentary impression in the painting recalling from memory.
The Magician-One day while walking down the streets I came across two kids playing with a bottle, one had the strings in hand tied with the bottle and hung over a bar and the other was acting as a magician. A small empty plastic bottle brought enormous happiness to those kids that million dollars may not buy.
CONTEXT Contributor: Tabassum Zarin | Architect and Asst Professor