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S/N MONIRUL ISLAM "SONATA AMARILLA" ZINC AQUATINT PRINT











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 ORIGINAL & HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE

HAND SIGNED & NUMBERED (16/85) IN PENCIL BY THE ARTIST  

 

 

1988

Monirul Islam 

MONIRUL ( MONIR) ISLAM

The Maharaja
of Madrid

 

" SONATA  AMARILLA  

PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED & MATTED

  ORIGINAL ZINC AQUATINT EMBOSSED ETCHING LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT WITH SEAL MARK IS IN EXCELLENT  CONDITION AS DISPLAYED IN THE PHOTO GALLERY.  PRINT MEASURES 25" BY 32" INCHES.

Monirul Islam: A poet of canvas
 
TAKIR HOSSAIN
 
Monirul Islam, the very renowned Bangladeshi artist based in Madrid, Spain has come to Dhaka this year bringing with him all the flavour and the fervour of the blazing 60s of the 20th century, when he reigned supreme in our art milieu. During the 60s decade, among the number of outstanding painters who flourished in Bangladesh, Monirul Islam shone radiantly because of his remarkable originality in style and presentation. Intensely taken up with subtly experimentation, his quest for fresh techniques and forms has led him to explore novel approaches. It is this inclination, which has helped him to hold his position consistently in the forefront of the Bangladesh art scenario.
Monir as an artist, is easily recognised as he can translate life's diverse dimensions with his singular style, techniques and innovations into captivating works, where colours, lines, textures and forms blend in synchronisation. His works generally see a preponderance of mixed media, oil and acrylic. Monir's paintings are marked by the use of, at times, almost conflicting colours, but which nevertheless maintain a decorous juxtaposition as well as sensitivity of texture. There is also the

veritable genteel touch of elegance ion his brush lines and the occasional livening collage ventures. Controlling his medium and technique with consummate mastery, he projects a special aesthetic and stylistic uniqueness. Monir works speak to us in an intimate voice about our childhood about the favourite chapters of our life built upon on the daily human bouts of joy, pain and boundless endeavours. The result is display of art centring on nature, human relationship and the meaning of life.

Derived from the natural world, the delicacy of his lines and the mind-boggling colours, is found to have evolved today into a more traditional style where gripping vivid abstractions weave stark realistic punctuation. The artist likes to work with different geometric forms, transforming them amazingly into tangible expressions of art. Right now that seems to be one of the prime characteristic in his works. An adorer of Nature, Monir

tries to replicate Nature's colour synchronisation in his works according to the language of the Third Millennium. The space that is found to adorn his works is hierarchical in that the most important forms take precedence by position rather than by perspective, resulting in abstract relationships. Monir's enhanced use of the romantic background matched by sensual colours and remarkable themes turn the paintings with their abstractions of landscape, and the transparency of the mixed-media technique into sheer masterpieces of art. In his compositions, Monir uses little doodles, sharp lines, dots, tiny motifs and a lot of symbol.

From the beginning of his career after settling in Spain, he has been using paper as medium. This happened after his discovery that paper is something very mysterious for him. It enables him to place the complexities of life before the viewers with a different appeal from a different angle. Now he makes his own paper (hand made paper) for it provides the exact mysterious feel that has inspired him to work with it in the first place.
From the beginning of Monir's sojourn in Spain, he did many watercolors, which primarily focus on the unparalleled beauty of Nature. In the late sixties, Monir emerged as an accomplished watercolourist, with studies mostly of life on land and water. Before1969 - the day he left for Spain on a scholarship to study traditional mural - Monir was very much into painting, both oil and watercolour. Monir has done a few graphic works in Dhaka to get an idea of the method. Spain drew him into the enchanting world of etching and to which he later submerged his artistic faculty to gradually come out of his impressionistic tendencies and concentrate on different contemporary issues. That was a turning point in his life.
Over the last few years, whenever Monir visits Bangladesh, he uses as medium the folded paper that forms the base of the sweetmeat paper sacks. He came across this paper when on a visit to Chandpur. He started to think what the impact if he would use sweetmeat box as a medium. Then he started it and gradually, he has liked to work with this medium. He thought dirty paper provoked inspiration rather more than a piece of fresh white paper. He feels comfortable and this medium has been given him a pleasant feeling.

Monirul Islam

Born in 1943 at Chandpur, Bangladesh

 

Education
1966-69 : Teacher at Govt College of Art and Crafts, Bangladesh
1969-73 : Scholarship awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs under an exchange programme
1969 to date : Freelance artist residing in Madrid, Spain
Biennale and group exhibitions
6th International Biennial of Print, 1975, Krakow, Poland; FIAC 77, 78, Paris, France; International Mail Art Exhibition, NOW DRAWING IS, Imabashi Gallery, Japan; 1st Biennial of European Graphic Art, Heidelberg, Germany; 8th International Triennial of Coloured Graphic Prints, Grenchen, Switzerland; 15th International Biennial of Sao Paolo, Brazil; International Impact Art Festival, Municipal Museum of Kyoto, Japan; World Print Four, Museum of Modern Art, California, USA; 1st International Exhibition Day Art, Budapest, Hungary; ARCO 86, International Art Fair, Spain; Asian Contemporary Graphics Biennial, Seoul, Korea; SAGA 88, Grand Palais, Paris, France; Estampa, Print Fair 150 Graphic Artist, Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain; 1st International Biennial 89, Bharat Bhaban, Bhopal, India; VARNA 89, International Print Biennial, Bulgaria; INTERGRAPHIC 90, Berlin, Germany; Edition 3/92, Basel, Switzerland; ARCO 93, 94, Gallery Estampa, Gallery BAT; Art Festival, Asilah, Morocco
Individual exhibitions
1974 : Grupo 15, Madrid, Spain
1975 : Taksim Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
1980 : Kunsthalle Roelant, Amsterdam, Holland
1981, 89 : Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
1984 : Salon National des Galleries d'Art, Montreal, Canada Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Boston, USA
1985 : Oxford Gallery, UK
1986 : Bronx Museum of Arts, New York, USA
1987 : The Art Society of the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, USA
1988 : Galeria Lienzo y Papel, Sevilla, Spain
1989 : Gallery BAT, Madrid, Spain; Gallery Atir, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
1990 : Art Academy, Baroda University, India
1991 : Gallery Torculo, Madrid, Spain
1992, 98, 2003 : Gallery Tolmo, Toledo, Spain; Gallery Trinta, antiago de Compostela, Spain; Gallery Varron, Salamanca, Spain
1993 : Gallery Shilpangan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1993, 96, 2001 : Gallery Estampa, Madrid, Spain
1994 : Sala Garcia Castanion, Caja de Ahorres Municipal de Pamplona, Spain; Gallery Zazpi, Zarautz, Spain
1995 : Gallery Seiquer, Madrid, Spain; Gallery Amaste, Bilbao, Spain; Museum of Goya, Fuendetodos, Zaragoza, Spain
1996 : Gallery Thema, Valencia, Spain
1997 : Gallery Shilpangan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1997 : Honour of the International Triennial of Cairo, Egypt
1999 : Gallery Rotas, Islamabad, Pakistan
2000 : Gallery Chawkandi, Karachi, Pakistan
2003 : FLECHA, Madrid, Spain
2004 : Art Fair of the Spanish Contemporary Art Gallery, Madrid
2004 : Gallery Shilpangan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2005, 06 : Dionis Bennassar Gallery, Madrid
2007 : Gallery Nuevo Arte, Sevilla
2008 : Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh
National and International Awards
1972 : 5th International Exhibition of Prints, Ibizo, Spain
1974 : Carmen Arozamena Prize, Madrid, Spain
1977 : 12th International Graphics Biennial, Ljublana, Yugoslavia
1978, 82 : 4th International Graphics Biennial, Fredrikstad, Norway
1978 : 6th International Exhibition of Drawings, Rijeka, Yugoslavia
1983 : World Print Four, Museum of Modern Art, California, USA
1985 : 2nd International Exhibition of prints, Maximo Ramos, El Ferrol, Spain; 7th National Award, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy; 1st Prize in Graphic Art, Baghdad, Iraq
1987 : 4th International Exhibition of prints, Maximo Ramos, El Ferrol, Spain; 17th International Graphics Biennial, Ljublana, Yugoslavia
1993 : National Award of Spain Accesit, Calcografia Nacional , Spain
1997 : National Award of Spain, Calcografia Nacional,Spain
1999 : Ekushey Padak, highest national award of Bangladesh
2007 : National Award, Scholars of Bangladesh
International Jury Member
3rd International Exhibition of Prints, Maximo Ramos, El Ferrol, Spain; 2nd International Prints Triennial, Cairo, Egypt
1999 : 3rd International Triennial of Cairo, Egypt
2000 : Spanish International Prints Competition
2003 : 4th International Prints Triennial, Cairo, Egypt
Workshops conducted
1980-2008 Asilah, Morocco; Museum of Goya, Fuendetodos, Spain; NCA, Lahore and Karachi, Pakistan; Baroda Art Academy, India; Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bahrain-Asilah Arts and Culture Forum, Barcelona, Spain

 

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Freelance artist residing in Spain

 


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