Mashiul Chowdhury


Mashiul Chowdhury during his exhibition at Cerulean Arts

I am constantly inspired, perplexed, curious, amused, and awed by the elements and stories of things most of us see - and ignore - every day. The activities of human life leave traces on various surfaces sometimes intentionally, sometimes inadvertently - but rarely does anyone realize that such markings contain within them an abstract language that can be rich and compelling. They are remnants of love, of pain, of disgust, of disorder or social or political tensions.
My work is inspired by the natural world. Art has the power to make one see things in a new perspective. It allows us to develop a love for places and things that we would otherwise not have noticed or thought of as ugly or boring. I do not recreate landscape on my canvas. I rather try to express its essence in abstract language. I work in many different medias, rooted in a subtle exploration of humanity’s complex relationship with urban life and landscape. Most of my work uses color and texture as the driving force to evoke and explore the feeling being defined.
My experiences living in crowded but vibrant cities have enabled my consciousness to a greater sensitivity of feelings. An artist must see and feel and understand as opposed to those who merely glimpse but do not really see.


Atlantic Street-2, oil on panel, 10" x 10"  Available 


Hunting Park-4, oil on canvas, 6" x 8"  Available 


Juniata Park-1, oil and charcoal on paper, 8" x 10"  Available 


Manayunk-20, oil on panel, 6" x 6"  SOLD   


Allegheny Avenue, oil on panel, 8" x 10"  Available 


Adams Avenue, oil and charcoal on paper mounted on panel, 8" x 10"  SOLD


Adams Avenue 2, oil and graphite on paper, 6" x 8"  SOLD


West Kensington 1, oil on panel, 8" x 8"  SOLD  


12th & Callowhill, oil on canvas, 10" x 8"  Available


Columbus Avenue 4, oil on paper mounted on board, 8" x 8"  SOLD 
 

Columbus Avenue 6
, oil on canvas, 6" x 8"  Available  


Kensington 3, oil on panel, 6" x 12" SOLD


Chester 4, oil on paper mounted on board, 6" x 6" SOLD


Columbus Avenue 7, oil on canvas, 6" x 8" SOLD