Jiaur Rahman’s watercolours are delightful renderings of nature, with the aim of capturing a single moment for eternity. The artist has a close association with rural Bengal, and desires to immortalize the beauty of its fast changing landscape. Not one to be bound to the rural surroundings, Rahman has also captured the cityscape in his works, aiming to portray scenes that are characteristic of Kolkata. Rahman’s watercolours are misty, almost rain-washed, and have an endearing quality. Also he makes figurative paintings depicting the tribal and rural culture of Bengal using bright and vibrant acrylic paints.
"The tribal mode of celebrating, their costumes, their jewellery, their dancing, their singing, their language, or the quaint ceremonious atmosphere in some far-off jungle or mountain, makes it all the more interesting. " .
"Jiaur Rahman imbues his works with a sponta- neous energy that is truly magnificent. Whether the young artist is painting a riverside, a country-side, a cityscape, it is for him all images of nature. So along with breathtaking art works of wind-tossed boats at the riverside, there are also rain-washed cityscapes painted with equal dexterity. This skilled water-colorist, captures the inherent mood of the subject, playing with the vital elements of light and shade sensitively and yet boldly, creating a work of art ‘awash’ with spontaneity “. -
India Art Gallery, Pune, India