EMK Center and ARTCON have jointly organised a two-weeklong solo painting exhibition titled ‘Cryptic Monologue’ by artist Javed Jalil, from October 2 to 16 at Dhanmondi’s EMK Center.
Artist Javed Jalil has been chosen as the featured artist for celebrating the 5th anniversary of the founding of the ‘Edward M Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts’. An artist with distant roots in the US, his profile mirrors the goals of the EMK Center that is fostering of connections between our two countries.
Born in 1969, artist Jalil found himself during his stay in Los Angeles, where his quest for escape from the realities of his surroundings made him more observant to the physical world. That quest led him to fuse that physical world with that of his own feelings and observations, eventually finding order in the process. His works are strongly rooted from fusion, interpreting nature and juxtaposition of those visuals to that of brutalities and vagaries of human behaviours we all seem to be capable of.
Jalil imagines himself at the centre of a quest, where surrounding sensations, realities, both physical and non-physical, are brought together in his own vision, which he terms as his ‘cryptic monologues’. In his own way, he finds order, poetry and durability. The canvasses displayed reflect a long period of time through which this ‘quest’ has taken place, and still continuing. He calls each canvass a ‘snapshot’ of that moment in time, reflecting that journey of that moment, and encompasses a number of various concepts. With his own unique style of linear representations of expressions, one begins to see patterns emerging, subtleties of colours, and literally visual indulgences. Organisers are hoping that his works will delight the audience in this exhibition and will encourage others to find their own voices of artistic expressions.
The exhibition is open for public viewing everyday except the Fridays from October 2 to 15 at EMK Center, 10am to 8pm.