May 25, 2013 | 08:04 AM (BD Time)
25 May, 2013 Saturday
Texture and colour in Mindscape
Sheikh Arif Bulbon:
Deeper shades along with lighter hues and tints of red, blue, crimson, yellow, green and many more have adorned the canvases of artist Nipa at her solo exhibition titled “Texture and Colour in Mindscape.”
Her artworks are based on drawing which seems to have embedded in the principle of texture-based bright works instead of dealing with subjective themes of characters, issues or happenings.
Therefore, bright colours, impressionable brush-strokes and imagery are noticeable features in her impressive paintings.
Artist Maksuda Iqbal Nipa’s solo painting exhibition was held at the Bengal Art Lounge in the city’s Gulshan area recently.
Many of the displayed artworks of Nipa were based on her deeply fascinating thoughts on life and philosophy, love, pain and various subconscious aspects of the human mind and soul.
Nature’s bounty and liveliness have been fully projected through the broad range of colourful works, especially done in orange and yellow, in which bold lines, streaks, patches and thick layers of different shades have come up quite perfectly while revealed the marvels and delicacy of art.
As a contemplative and imaginative painter, Nipa has taken her colours from nature and that is why colour is the most significant aspect in her works. She likes to experiment with colour in all its various facets. She applies colour directly, piling up thick layers on the canvas. She has concentrated on applying colours.
A sense of pure innocence, delight, natural tranquillity and evocation of spiritual mysticism are equally present in the compositions in her works.
The works of the artist are a reflection on the essence of what a colour really is and what it really means. Some of the paintings are overwhelmed by the absence of contrast and pattern.
The fragility of Nipa’s lines and colours are derived from the natural world. Her canvases are lavish in abstract images of colour. But this abstraction does not in any way obstruct the viewers’ perception of the artist’s feeling.
Most of Nipa’s canvases are large and it is noticeable that she has piled colour on colour with the use of hard and soft brush and knife, some of her preferred tools and ingredients. These exercises project her expression of feelings and moods. The poetic sound of nature and its divine stream produce a surge of sensitivity in her, enabling her to hear and interpret the sounds of nature, its colours, rhythm and poetry.
The artist’s images proliferate in her use of deep globule and various sprinkled forms, marked by the strong backdrop of colourful images that cannot be explained and have to be felt. For every single line, dot, sprinkle and profound colour on her canvas radiate different moods and feelings.
Artist Maksuda Iqbal Nipa born in Dhaka in 1975 completed BFA in Drawing and Painting from the Institute of Fine Arts at Dhaka University in 1996 and later on, she earned M.Ed degree in Fine Arts from Aichi University of Education in Japan in 2004. She has so far hosted nine solo exhibitions besides participating in several group shows at home and abroad. She has also won many international awards, scholarship and honourable mentions. n
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