JAG to exhibit Jahangir Hossain’s art today


ISLAMABAD: A solo exhibition comprising of 23 oil paintings by Jahangir Hossain is being showcased today (Tuesday) at the Jharoka Art Gallery (JAG). Hossain is an artist from Bangladesh, who especially works in drawing and paintings. Mansoor Rahi, the renowned artist of Pakistan who also belongs to Bangladesh, will inaugurate the exhibition.Hossaon said, “At first sight, my canvases may seems to be normal representation of man and nature, but after a little concentration, it slowly reveals the secrets of my subject. I always try to work with the geometrical lines, yet at the same time give the feeling of space due to my use of subdues colours and especially the selection of ethereal white.”“I have been mostly preoccupied with women’s traditional figures of fetching water or tending to cattle in the villages. I also brought the images of rickshaw in the old city with a boy, as often seen even in the urban areas,” he added.While explaining his work, he said, “I have done most of my paintings in colour, as I felt that it best suited to my mood and range of painting and that I could best represent my feeling and emotions.” “In one of my painting, I have brought in three women working and collecting water and a girl on the road. The clothes were depicted by blue, red, yellow, grey, umber and purple neat swirls of strokes. I believe that there is a lot of graceful poetry and rhythm in the manner in which the women work in the villages of Bangladesh. I would like to combine realism with abstraction. “The white pigment is not just a colour to me, its breathing oxygen, the vibrant sunlight, and the innocence of the Mother Nature attract me,” he stated.“One visiting a forest or any other dense vegetation may get the feeling of complexity, uncertainly, and a sense of insecurity. I seem to find solace and attachment to this wilderness, at the same time attracted towards the white sun ray filtering through the dense green, sound of the tropical rain and the movement of rain drops of the lush green leaves. This feeling of happiness evoked me to hope for a beautiful world of harmony,” he further said. 

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