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Sunday, September 1, 2013

দ্বার (Dwaar)

Dwaar or Doorway is another adaption of "Temptation"

Saturday, June 22, 2013

তর্পণ (Torpon)

Mixed media 24" x 30" - A tribute to the master, Paul Jackson Pollock.

 Torpon or tarpan is an Indian ritual of remembering and paying respect to late gurus / ancestors/ deities by offering water (symbolizing life force).

Thanks to my family and dear friends, now, I can offer this commentary:

As you see, she is not just a woman (who doesn't have the rights to perform torpon according to practiced Hinduism), she is shaved too i.e. suggesting the sacrifice of a monk, her accentuated front hands ... shaped like heart, suggesting homage is what matters not gender. Notice there is a straight line dividing her (not proportionately), the indication of duality of one's nature (didn't like to play with the ordho-narishwar/ half-man-half-woman concept here). She doesn't gaze at the moon, who brings peace to her heart, that which, she lavishes to her dear Earth. She doesn't look at us/viewer as her intent is to completely feel the emotion of gratitude, that is borne from the understanding of her progenies' gifts... She is naked to judgements of her imperfections, with the calmness within. Notice the side hands, they suggest praying pose outside of Hinduism i.e. the act of Torpon is for all humanity.

Monday, April 8, 2013


This is an adaptation of my earlier painting "Biporit"... yeah I love riot of colors!

"The world is not dialectical - it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil."
Jean Baudrillard

Saturday, February 9, 2013

প্যাঁচানো (Peñchæno): Reticulated

Me and my paintings, both are sorta twisted...here goes "Reticulated" in mixed media.
We always tend to focus...majorly in the center. The idea here, is not to have the observer focus on a single section of the painting... in my BFF's words "Roving Eyes" :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

জটাধারী (JotaDhaari): Dreadlock hermit

Mixed Media: Pensil on paper, wee bit touched up in photoshop.
As a kid, I used to be quite a handful and my quite natured Thammu(Gramma) used to pacify me with self-made stories... JotaDhaari used to take the cake! I would imagine all sorts of fearful men/hermits who would take naughty kids away in distant mountains(I only heard about the Himalayas as a child) to teach a lesson for bothering adults.

... miss you Thammu and your stories!