Sunil Howlader “Flowers in My Garden”
6 x 6 inches, acrylic on canvas
Widely exhibited throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia, Sunil Howlader’s award winning artistry is unmatched in his native Bangladesh. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Dhaka and was an International Artist-in-Residence at the Griffis Art Center, New London, CT. His paintings are included in the collections of UNICEF and the National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts of Bangladesh. Melding the beauty of naturalistic representation with the expressive elements of abstraction, Sunil creates his own unique style rich with spiritual undercurrents and cultural influences. Employing a diverse assortment of media, from oil and acrylic paints to pastels on paper, Sunil's light-filled color palette is characterized by sophisticated washes of translucent hues. Negating the presence of brushstrokes with these expanses of blended colors, Howlader deftly transitions between the realms of representation and abstraction within a single piece. Howlader’s color choices carry weighty significance, with many hues holding symbolic meaning. Following the gradation of color across the surface, the eye moves from bright white, signifying the future, to dark cool tones, representing the past.