Selected Artists of Bangladesh

Monirul Islam (b. 1943)

Monir attempts to record his mental impressions in visual and tactile imagery, making his compositions both lyrical and resonant. The fluid lines, spontaneous colours and dancing shapes all contribute to create a kaleidoscopic field of vision. Monir’s basic composition maintains a subsuming spatial arrangement. He puts images in abstracted contours, familiar objects blend into the background. He often garnishes his work with calligraphic jottings from Bangla script.