Farhana Yasmim

Farhana Yasmim completed her B.F.A. from University of Rajshahi and M.F.A. from UODA, Dhaka, both in Print Making. She has three solo exhibitions to her credit. She has participated in many group exhibition. She has received Rashid Choudhury Award for Drawing in 2003 from the Department of Fine Arts, University of Rajshahi.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am drawn to the energy around me — the force of a pounding surf, the motion of air, the smell, the light, the way objects in space talk to one another. How one motion affects the next is a continuing source of my fascination. In my paintings, I am concerned with the act of relationship, with the self as expressed through the process of painting and with the interrelationships of the world around us. I am interested in change, growth, and personal perception – cycles of decay and renewal – deconstruction and reconstruction.

I choose to explore these ideas through my relationship with the medium; the materials and methods become the dominant driver in my work. I begin without predetermined conclusions, but with the simple intention to respond. Allowing my internal landscape to come forward, I work intuitively and abstractly, with as little self-censoring as possible, drawing from this vast, boundless, immeasurable space.

I layer oil colors and acrylic, play with space, and contrast the solid with the ephemeral — the fixed with the fluid — to replicate the forces of nature at work. In my paintings, time is suspended, but we are just on the brink of chaos. The surface is often calm, but the tension is ever-present. I believe that everything pulsates with life, on the verge of movement and change. I think artwork has a secret life of its own. I can make something, but once it is out of my hands, where the audience comes in, from then on, it’s all about them and the work.”  

ARTWORK FOR SALE

Oil | Acrylic | Charcoal

Evanescence | Exhibition Catalogue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQqxud0zx4

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2018- Solo Art Exhibition, EMK Center, Dhaka.

2017- Solo Art Exhibition, Jatra Biroti, Bonani, Dhaka.

2007- Solo Art Exhibition, Dept. of Fine Arts, UODA, Dhaka.


Major Group Exhibition

2018 Beauty In Wreckage Group Art Exhibition at National Art Gallery, Dhaka.

2018 100 Women Artist Group Art Exhibition at National Art Gallery, Dhaka.

2018 Group Arts Exhibition at Mrinal Haque Creative Arts Gallery, Gulshan, Dhaka.

2018 Graffiti Painting in Honda Lunched Event at BICC, Dhaka.

2017 Loko chitro Group Art Exhibition, April 13 at Jatra Biroti, Banani, Dhaka.

2017 Loko chitro Art Camp at Jatra Biroti, Banani, Dhaka.

2017 Language Art Exhibition, February 21 at Jatra Biroti, Banani, Dhaka.

2017 Language (Acrylic Art Camp), February 3 –  4 at Jatra Biroti, Banani, Dhaka.

2017 Black Ink Art Camp, January 13 at Mohanagar project, Rampura, Dhaka.

2016 Art Weekend, Official residence of High Commissioner of Canada, Dhaka.

2015 Woman’s Day Art Exhibition, Monovumi Art Gallery, Dhaka.

2014 Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Bangladesh Silpokala Academy, Dhaka.

2010 Group Art Exhibition, Gallery Drik, Dhaka.

2008 Behind the sun, Sarmatia Art Gallery, Gulshan-2, Dhaka.

2007 Somotot Art Gallery, Gulshan-2, Dhaka.

2007 Print Making Exhibition, Alliance Françoise de Dacca, Dhaka.

2007 17th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Silpokala Academy.

2006 Knock knock knock, Print Making Exhibition, Alliance Françoise de Dhaka.

2006 Print Making Exhibition, Bangladesh Silpokala Academy, Dhaka.

2006 12th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Bangladesh Silpokala Academy, Dhaka.

2006 Young Women Art Exhibition, Saju Art Gallery, Dhaka.

2005 3rd Young Printmaker Exhibition, Zainul Gallery, Dhaka.

2005 2nd Annual Art Exhibition UODA, National Museum, Dhaka.

2006 Print Making Exhibition, Bangladesh Silpokala Academy, Dhaka.

2006 12th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Bangladesh Silpokala Academy, Dhaka.

2006 Young Women Art Exhibition, Saju art Gallery, Dhaka.

2005 3rd Young Printmaker Exhibition, Zainul Gallery, Dhaka.

2005 2nd Annual Art Exhibition UODA, National Museum, Dhaka.

REVIEWS

https://www.thedailystar.net/arts-entertainment/exhibition/news/evanescenceunderway-emk-center-1648171

http://www.newagebd.net/article/53333/yasmins-solo-continues-at-emk

https://www.facebook.com/events/958169704376099/

http://www.theindependentbd.com/printversion/details/170630

https://www.dhakatribune.com/showtime/2018/12/01/winning-with-art-month-long-art-exhibition-at-dhaka-s-gulshan-avenue?fbclid=IwAR1mwoM_6VXnvCEeXraT6yYGATOPh6d_0o6r31czbbgw86rk-W1Wx8iODxo

http://www.daily-sun.com/post/256149/Solo-painting-show-%E2%80%98Surrounding-Faces%E2%80%99-begins-Friday

http://www.thebangladeshpost.com/education/10451

http://www.unb.com.bd/lifestyle-news/Solo-painting-show-Surrounding-Faces-begins-Friday/51406

http://www.theindependentbd.com/arcprint/details/115322/2017-09-22

https://allevents.in/dhaka/surrounding-faces-solo-exhibition-by-farhana-yasmin/1991795681089917

http://www.jetechao.com/event/1950/solo-oil-color-painting-exhibition-by-farhana-yasmin-shathyhttp://mediakhabor.com/?p=39873