Preeminent Bangladeshi painter Monirul Islam has got Bangla Academy Honouary Fellowship 2018 in Fine Arts. Other six personalities have also received the award in their respective creative grounds. The 41st annual meeting of general council of Bangla Academy was held on December 8 at the premises of Bangla Academy in the city. Professor Anisuzzaman, president of Bangla Academy presided over the general meeting. Anwar Hossain, acting director general of Bangla Academy was also present at the meetin.
Among others, Professor Aminul Islam has got the award for Education and Research, Monjulika Chakma for Crafts, SM Mohsin for Dramatics, Dr. Samanta Lal Sen for Medical Services, singer Rowshan Ara Mustafiz for Music and Palan Sarkar for Promoting Book-Friendly Society. Bangladeshi expatriate painter Monirul Islam’s artworks are easily recognisable as he can translate life’s diverse dimensions with his signature style, techniques and innovations into captivating works, where subdued colours, lyrical lines, subtle textures and forms blend harmoniously. He controls his medium and his technique with a certain mastery.
Monir’s specialty is his delicate lines and the balance between use of space and composition. Use of space is an important aspect of his paintings and prints and the artist likes to work with unusual forms and shapes — transforming them amazingly into tangible expressions. An admirer of nature, Monir tries to replicate colours and harmony prevalent in surrounding environment through his works. The space that is found in his works is aptly related to the perspective of the themes. In his compositions, the artist uses doodles, sharp lines, dots, tiny motifs and a lot of symbols.