Celebrated painter Mohammad Eunus turned 60 on January 16. He is one of the leading painters of the '70s. He is Professor at the Department of Graphic Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka.
Eunus' modes of expression are pure abstraction and abstract expressionism. He frequently changes the arrangement of his forms and compositions as well as the overall structure of his paintings. He has used in varied mediums (included oil, acrylic and mixed mediums).
Over the last few years, Eunus has been constantly trying to give a new language and fresh shape to his paintings. When we closely observe Eunus' paintings, we can easily recognise his affinity for rich textured, subdued colours with various unfamiliar forms. He likes to play with various aspects of nature, forms and structures. He tries to ensure an intense combination between colours and forms.
Despite living in Japan for a long time in pursuit of higher studies, Eunus has not been directly influenced by Japanese art. His colours and forms clearly voice the dilemma of our times. The artist feels that drawings are an appearance of the thoughts, the inner world and what literally makes the daily life of an artist. His works show the world the way he sees it, and manifest the essence of the things he has seen. His paintings are also mirror of his mind frame. His lines signify the modern mode of expression. His expression features varied structures, oval, encircled and doodle forms, symbols, triangular and rectangular shapes and lines have taken over the canvas. Geometric structures and architectural views also give a new perspective to his works.
Eunus has held many solo and group exhibitions in the country and abroad. The artist has received many awards for his outstanding contributions to Bangladeshi art.