Syed Muhammad Zakir Emon
‘’Those of us who are here every day sprinkle our laughter in the air or our sadness or our grief-filled stories we whisper into ears or in loud speeches or in silence. Like the days that vanish in time and the moments in a blink into the unknown… as we watch in awe!! Has anyone ever known or longed to know the depth? Or understood the story on the other side of the incident? Of light and darkness……. This life!!
Then mindless is such preparation,
So much rush and restlessness!!’’
I born and grew up the city called Dhaka. This is a metropolitan city and largest city of Bangladesh and one of the world's most populated cities with a population of 17 million people. Within the city; light, shadow, objects and life's itself gives sense of space and vibration of the city. This city has full of activities and lots of happening. I love public space because of its dynamic. Most of the time I walk into the city whenever I go outside. I believe during my walk I can give maximum concentration into my thoughts and space. And try to connect with space, people and their act, which is able to show the representation of space with a sense of place, sometimes not. And I try to imagine repositioning myself into the landscape by becoming landscape, through the usual act or unusual act. Sometimes want to put myself into the time. Want to create the difference on normal view of multitude stream of the public spaces. Want to make the visual and operational inconsistency of the familiar object. Want to See how much incompatibility is created in the visual world.
Born in 1984, One of the active founder member of Daagi Art Garage. Emran Sohel is a freelance artist based in Dhaka. He started his academic career as a fine art student in 2005-2006 at Faculty of fine arts, University Of Rajshahi. At the same year after few mounts he shifted to Faculty of fine arts, University Of Dhaka. Finally in 2007 he shifted to Santiniketan (India) then completed his BFA and MFA degree in Drawing and Painting from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. Emran Sohel's academic years at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan in India 2007-13, has inspired him to explore multidisciplinary art practices in a local and global context of modernity, post modernity in terms of his own experience, place and history. He has explored several ways of expression through painting, assemblage, sculptural installations, performance, interactive projects and others. From his academic period he has participated in many group exhibitions, workshops, site-specific art project and residency program in Bangladesh and Abroad.
Syed Muhammad Zakir Emon
Syed Muhammad Zakir is a visual artist based in Dhaka. Currently, he is working in public art. He mostly likes to work in public places. General public and the environment are part of his work. The questions from the deep of our soul, desire, the universe and the cosmic journey are the subject matters of his work. Live act, performance art, installation art and wall art are his favorite media. Connecting with people using body movement, instant activity, and the tendency to make them think about his activities are visible in his work. From this angle, his work is satirical and philosophical. He is also inclined toward land art and landscaping. He likes to create art with materials that are easily available. He uses strong lines in his drawings. He likes to represent a different time and different forms and prefers simplified expressions. His imagination roams freely in his chosen forms and subjects. Bright and metallic colours are seen in his artwork. His art is mostly drawings. Zakir was born in 1975 in Rangpur. His art practice started when he enrolled in The Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University in 1995. He was academically trained as a sculptor. His first collaborative performance show was in 1996. After that he has performed in more than a dozen solo performances. He has participated in countless collaborative performance art shows. He has been working in street wall and wall art for a prolonged period. Besides that, he continues to create drawings.