Bangladeshi artist Xecon Jasim Uddin had come for a short visit to Nepal in June, and he found the place interesting, made friends who encouraged him to do an exhibition here. And knowing that his style of art is different from the artworks done in Nepal, he decided to do his first solo exhibition titled ‘Serenity of Dreams’ at Imago Dei Café Gallery at Nagpokhari.
Uddin, who is currently doing his Masters in Fine Arts in Oriental painting at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, explained his style: “Oriental painting is a completely Eastern style of painting. For this I use the wash technique which is unique to this style.”
Using watercolour and handmade paper and the wash technique is applied to bring out the colours, and the detailing is done at the end to make it complete.
“And this time I have tried to be more experimental,” he said.
Talking about the subjects he chooses for his works he elaborated, “It is mostly women that I like to draw as they have more artistic figures and they also use more ornamentation which adds to the beauty.”
As he said, he likes to “express the hidden feelings that women capture within them, the way they would like to present themselves or like to be when not restricted by social customs.” Other subjects that he likes to delve in are landscapes, nature, human figures and the Bangladeshi lifestyle. Most of his paintings are quite rich and vibrant with various colours beautifully intertwined with each other, though his favourites include the basic colours like blue and green, and at times red is another colour that he loves to paint with.
His exhibition will
open on November 2 and will continue till
November 16. — HNS