Mubinul Azim- Colours and Dreams
Luva Nahid Choudhury
Price: Tk 500/USD 7/EURO 8
Published : 2015
Mubinul Azim- Colours and Dreams is a collections of reports, articles, and discussions on Mubinul Azim and his works. This collections is publishes by Bengal Publications as a tribute to Mubinul Azim, a little well art maestro. The collections in this book are preserved and documented by his wife, Mrs Momota Azim. The anthology is edited by the Editorial Board of Bengal Publications only to avoid repetition and to give clarity of language for its readers.
Mubinul Azim is hardly known by young generation of Bangladesh though he is one of the foremost artists from Bangladesh and a student of Jainul Abedin. He was always a solitary painter who preferred to express his works but not himself. Another reason for him being little known in Bangladesh is his absence in Bangladesh for fifteen years. Out of his 54 painting exhibitions, only 14 took place in Bangladesh. It should also be noted that his peak career time coincides with political unrest in Bangladesh. As a student of Government Institute of Arts and Crafts (now known as the Faculty of Fine Arts), he joined the Language Movement in 1952. He died in 1975, two years after returning to Bangladesh and three months after the assassination Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujibur Rahman. His early death is another fact that triggered him to be pushed in oblivion.
However, this collection is the first attempt to introduce Mubinul Azim to young generation of Bangladesh. Prof Anisuzzaman and Prof Syed Manzoorul Islam have shared their insight on Mubinul Azim’s works in the beginning of the book. Both the art connoisseurs agree that Mubinul Azim was trying to establish an individual style of painting. Professor Anisuzzaman thinks that Azim’s paintings can be seen as action paintings while Prof Syed Manzoorul Islam sees Azim’s paintings as experimental since he uses cement, jute and nylon to make his paintings.