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Publication Date : 01-08-2013
Samiran Dutt is an emerging sculptor who is committed to wielding a hammer and chisel
Samiran Dutt is an emerging sculptor who is committed to wielding a hammer and chisel. His works are intimately connected with nature.
Dutt’s 8th exhibition, titled "Shekhor-er Gaan" is now on at Shilpangan Art Gallery, Dhanmondi in Dhaka.
Poet and architect Rabiul Husain was chief guest at the inauguration on July 29. Noted cartoonist and painter Shishir Bhattacharjee was special guest.
Dutt discovers possibilities and beauty even in insignificant objects.
His creations remind us of the bounties of nature. Nature is his treasure trove. He collects raw materials in the course of his daily activities as he goes about his routine work, and sometimes even collects them from remote areas. He lives in Sonargaon, in the outskirts of Dhaka, and maintains a tiny atelier. A number of assistants help him with hammer, saw and axe.
The artist uses timber, twigs, branches, trunks, dry shrubbery, roots, coconut shells, brushwood and varied natural fibres in his sculptural works. Dutt’s works depict birds, human figures, varied artistic furniture, aquatic species etc. Some of his creations include household objects like chair, table, book-shelf, almirah, mirrors, windows and more.
The works on display at the exhibition are not shaped appropriately; neither do they have a fine finishing. For the most part, the artist has kept the objects as they were found in nature — one of his main traits.
He is a collector with an impressive eye, finding pieces of wood that have huge potential.
The exhibition features works of all sizes and shapes. Also included are everyday items like penholders, flower vase, bench, TV stand, candle stand and more.
The distinctiveness of Dutt’s works is that though the pieces have an incomplete appearance and uneven surface, they have an eternal touch of novelty, where he represents his beliefs, impressions and views.
The exhibition ends on August 10.