Artist Statement -

Solo Exhibitions:
Indian Art Collectors, November 2010 (Online)
Indian Art Collectors, May 2009 (Online)
Indiaart Gallery (Sponsored), Pune, India, 2007.
Birla Academy of Art & Culture (Duet) (Sponsored), Kolkata, 2006.
Chitrakoot Art Gallery (Sponsored), Kolkata, 2004.
Archer Art Gallery (sponsored), Ahmedabad, 2003.
Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 2002.
Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 2002.
Fortune Landmark Hotel, (Welcome Group), Ahmedabad, 2001.

Group Exhibitions:
“Celebrating The Sprit Of India”- Convention Foyer, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, October 2010.(Organiged by Indian Art Nouveau Gallery, Gurgaon)

“Celebrating The Sprit Of Love”- Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, October 2010.(Organiged by Indian Art Nouveau Gallery, Gurgaon)

“Kolkata Art Fair” Organiged by Kolkata Art House at-
“A Rainbow Of Colours”- Epicentre, Organiged by Indian Art Experience Gallery, Gurgaon, July 2010.

“An Extravaganza Of Colours”- Art Lounge, The Claridges , Faridabad Organized by Indian Art Experience Gallery & The Claridges, New Delhi April 2010.

“Colours Of India”- The Art Experience Gallery, Gurgaon, January 2010.
“Life Is Not Black & White’- Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre (Organized by Indian Art Experience Gallery), New Delhi, October, 2009.

“Life Is Not Black & White’- Epicentre, Organiged by Indian Art Experience Gallery, Gurgaon, October 2009.

“Mystic Expressions " - Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre (Organized by Mystiq Art Gallery), New Delhi, October, 2008.

"Odyssey"- A Group Show Of Contemporary Art, At Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Organiged by Art Panache, New Delhi, July, 2008.

"Odyssey"- A Group Show Of Contemporary Art, At Epicentre, Organiged by Art Panache, Gurgaon, 2008.

"Mystic Abstracts & Figuratives"- Mystic Art Gallery, New Delhi, July, 2008.
"Mystic Abstracts & Figuratives"- Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre (Organized by Mystiq Art Gallery), New Delhi, June, 2008.

"The IndianArtCollectors 3rd Anniversary Exhibition"- An Online Group Exhibition on May 2008.
Indiaart Gallery, Pune, India, 2008
"Ruralscapes"- Mystiq Art Gallery, New Delhi, March, 2008.
"Symphony Of Colours"- Epicentre, Organiged by Art Panache & ABN-AMRO, Gurgaon, 2008.

Artist Of The Month:
Indian Art Collectors-, On April, 2010.
Indian Art Collectors-, On May, 2008.
Gallery Of International Art-, On July, 2008.

Participation in Exhibitions:
Tamam Ismail Marzuki Gallery, Organized by Indian Artist Network, Mumbai, at Jakarta, Indonesia, 2007.

Nokia Asia Pacific International Art Exhibition at AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi, 2001.
Nokia Asia Pacific International Art Exhibition At Shilpocorn University ’s Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002.

“Art Expo 2008”, Marvel Art Gallery, World Trade Centre, Mumbai, 2008.
Trinale International Art Exhibition, Marvel Art Gallery, Organised by Lalitkala Academy, New Delhi, 2004.

Gallery88, Kolkata, 2004.
Lalit Kala Academy (Organized by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata), 2004, New Delhi.

Lalit Kala Academy (Organized by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata), 2003, New Delhi.

All India Fine Arts & Craft Society (AIFACS), Kolkata, 2002.
Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 2002-06.
Camlin Arts Awards Exhibition, Kolkata, 2002.
Govt. College of Art Craft , Kolkata, 1998- 03.
Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata, 1999, 01, 02.
Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 1999, 02.
West Bengal State Academy , Kolkata, 1999.

Nokia Asia Pacific International Arts Award (National), New Delhi, 2001.
Camlin Art Foundation Award, Kolkata, 2002.
College Award ( Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata), 2002.
UN 50 (United Nation) Award, 1995.
NDC Awards (National Drawing Competition), New Delhi, 1996-97.

Scholarship From Indian Oil Corporation, New Delhi, 1996-97.
Scholarship From Nokia, New Delhi, 2001.

International Art & Craft Workshop (By Nokia) At Suantheip Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002.
At Archer Art Gallery , Ahmedabad, India, 2003.

Collection of paintings:
Private Collections of various Art Collectors, Artists, Art Galleries, Corporate in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Surat, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Haryana, Pune, Mysore in India and United State of America , United Kingdom , United Arab Emirates, Singapore, New Zeeland, Switzerland, Austria, Mozambique and many other countries.

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PAINTING EXHIBITION "Mystic Abstracts & Fuguratives" Group Show at Mystiq Art Gallery - 11th to 24th July 08

Time : 11:00 am -7:00 pm
Event Details : Group show of artists including Alka Raghuvanshi, Bikash Poddar, Dharmender Rathore, Manisha Gawade, Niren Sen Gupta, Seema Kohli, Sidharth, Siraj Saxena, Sridhar Iyer, Ram Dongre, Pankaj Saroj, Mohammed Suleman, Jiaur Rahman and others.

Jiaur Rahman - The work of Jiaur Rahman titled Friendship:
Jiaur Rahman's canvas shows the spirit of friendship in a very colourful way. The contrast of the background in a brick reddish colour with the bright yellow and blue adorned by the boys is very powerful, it is attractive, yet subtle, it draws your attention but does not obscure the overall theme of the canvas. All the boys have their backs facing the viewer and are intertwined with each other as each has his arm over the shoulders of his friend and their is a sort of wrinkle on their garments that seem to run across all the boys, a force or common sense of purpose seem to be binding them all. Their is an unmistakable sense of common purpose that these lads are pursuing.
Jiaur Rahman has used water color on paper to portray the life in a rural area that is close to either a river or the sea. The liberal use of white,brown, green and blue has brought to life the day to day activities you'd associate in such idyllic surroundings.
You have fisherman cherishing the days catch, surveying their nets for any damages, baskets over laden with fish ready to be sold. Others are viewing the horizon as they wait for their folk to return from the sea. The entire portrait is done in blue, earthy browns and silver hues.The sea is a riot of blue and the ocean reaching the shore and spreading its white foamy spray is vividly captured.
Then there is this depiction of what seems a corridor of power in yester years. The columns now seem dilapidated and the vibrant colors that probably adorned the walls is now just a memory. The floors that were trodden by the powers that be are now barren and eroded with the passage of time. Rahman's use of subdued colors in no way takes away the feeling that this was once something important. The corridor leads to a passage way ending into an entrance, the top of which has an unmistakable presence of what is probably a coat of arms. The image is of a power subdued, lost in the passage of time.
Rahman also contrasts rural life with urban life as well. What catches the eye and numbs the senses is the loneliness the town represents. Mortar, bricks and electrical poles seem more close to each other, rather than human beings. The blackish background of an urban surrounding, of people lost in their own world gives out vibes that are uncomfortable.
Contrast that with the canvas depicting a rural setting. Its as if you have just wiped clean a murky window and can now see everything clearly. The scene is friendly and welcoming. Dogs, sheep and chickens are seen mingling together. The houses are mere huts, but they are homes and not houses of the city. The rural surroundings are clean and not cluttered with the waste associated with an urban landscape. The image is one of an unhurried life associated with the villages.

Place : Mystiq Art Gallery, D 3, Defence Colony, New Delhi - 110024.
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