How can a piece of paper speak? It may be the question on many of your mind. The answer is simple. Art is not just the blend of colour and sketches. If you are able to feel a piece of art, you may find the voice of an artist invoked in it. According to Ashok Bhowmik, Art is a medium to express one’s personal feelings or opinions in certain situations. It can hold an ancient or contemporary political statement.
It can be personal or universal. It can bear a serious statement or can bear a funny message. The most interesting thing about art is that its invoked message or expression can vary from the view of the spectators. In this context, we can quote Roland Barthes’s line “the birth of the reader must be at the cost of the death of the author”. It means that no matter what an artist or an author wants to express; a spectator or a reader will perceive that piece of art or write-up as their convenience. Ashok Bhowmik, being a critical thinker and writer as well as a renowned artist understands the sole purpose of art and its impact on people’s life. Before learning more about his art and paintings, let’s have a look at who Ashok Bhowmik is.
Who is Ashok Bhowmik?
Ashok Bhowmik is a renowned contemporary artist whose artwork is globally renowned for its uniqueness and versatility. Apart from being an extraordinary painter, he is also known for his experimental sculptor. He holds his degree in fine art from the Government College of Art and Craft. His uniqueness and versatility have made their way to national and international exhibitions of art. Some of his famous works are exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions such as Epic on Rock Shelters’ at Cymroza Art Gallery. Apart from that, his artworks are also exhibited in the Art Gallery of different countries including the USA and Pakistan.
Style of Painting and his view
Though most of his work is based on Indian Tradition, his style of art is derived from Egyptian and African Social and Political background. The art of Egypt has a strong impact on Ashok Bhowmik paintings. He mostly uses a solid blend of light and dark colour in his paintings. He is an expert at using the lights with the use of his colour.
He is passionate about turning a lifeless object into a living being. His extraordinary sense of appeal appears in his paintings. One can feel the gravity and silence through his colour.
He believes that art is a medium of fine art. It is a visual appeal that helps in communicating through pictures of contemporary life, the use of colour, lines and strokes. It transmits a piece of paper to another dimension. According to Mr Bhowmik, art is a form of conveying the message of the human soul.
Art allows an artist to express their view and opinion through the use of colour. The hallmark of a painting lies in the thoughts and emotions behind artistic creation and expression. No matter which medium an artist chooses to showcase talent, it must have emotional appeal associated with reality.
Mr Ashok Bhowmik mostly captures the way of contemporary life that impressionist artists usually do. However, his way of capturing the moment lies in expressionism rather than impressionism. According to him, impressionism and expressionism are just like two different sails in the same ship. They are closely associated with each other.
However, if you want to feel the true essence of art, you have to live in the emotions and feelings. You have to be practical and sensitive as well as imaginative and open-minded.