Kala Kendra, an art space run by artists, presents artist Fareha Zeba’s solo art exhibition titled, ‘Story Of A Seed’. Artist Wakilur Rahman curates the exhibition.
Social activists Khushi Kabir and professor Lala Rukh Selim has graced the inaugural ceremony as the special guests.
Figurative art, political events, and issues related to women have been close to Fareha Zeba’s heart. Her art evolve around human and nature. Human interaction, the wonders of nature, and social realism draw her immensely to illustrate, paint, and create sculptures. Her works are also about our connection with the natural world. She enjoys working on social realism and political concerns. The solo art exhibition is hosted online @Artitude – www.artitude.com.bd.
My paintings are influenced by the many environments those I have experienced throughout my life. My work and art depict the workings of my subconscious; it is an attempt to visually represent and express it in an organic way.
The works are from a series that I have been working on for over a year called ‘Story of a seed’. The idea of this series originated from my garden. Seed is considered as the mother of the earth. Seeds do not have any boundaries or any so-called nationalities. They are free but humans think that it is their property. They have started experiments on them for their own benefit.
I got really interested in this while contemplating on this idea of the ways I try to blend into the environment around us and this led me towards my attempts at connecting with the natural world to complement my art.
My works are also about our connection with the natural world. I found a lot of similarities between human organs, especially the female form, and different kinds of flower, seeds, and leaves because the female body also represent the holding of the seed, its nurturing and blossoming. I got excited when I found those similarities in my garden and tried to capture those sensuous, sensitive, and bold shapes in my sketchbook. It is my way of recording experiences.
I have collected dry flowers, seeds, pods, and weeds from our garden to represent these wonders of nature, which are associated with the sculptures and drawings on display in this exhibition.
Artist Fareha Zeba
Figurative art, political events, and issues related to women have been close to Fareha Zeba’s heart. Her art evolve around human and nature. Human interaction, the wonders of nature, and social realism draw her immensely to illustrate, paint, and create sculptures. Her works are also about our connection with the natural world. She enjoys working on social realism and political concerns.
Since her childhood, Zeba used to draw everywhere. Once she got colors as a gift and since then she started creating artworks and never has stopped. Later, she has received formal education at the foremost art institute in Bangladesh. Eventually, she figured out that being an artist is the only identity that she can have by herself.
When Zeba works on nature-based themes, she takes references from her garden and nature. She takes note in her sketchbook on what she observes in nature. Later on, the notes are realized in installations, sculptures, or paintings.
Zeba prefers to work on various mediums. Once she starts expressing herself on canvas, she allows the work to take its natural course and complete itself on its own. Throughout her creative endeavours, she considers each work as a new challenge and a new stance to express her feelings.
Zeba’s beautiful garden around her is her daily inspiration. The beautiful people around her and the social atmosphere where she resides in inspire her all the time. Women, their beauty, pains, their untold stories, and their colorful emotions inspire her every day.
About life, Zeba believes, “Life is Beautiful!”