Soma Surovi Jannat
My name is Soma Surovi Jannat. I am an artist from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
My work is about how we can cultivate our senses through the relationship with nature. In my work, I try to create a multi-dimensional space with drawings/ herbs/ organic materials, where viewers have the opportunity to enhance their visual perception and senses through interaction with the artwork. My body of works includes Drawing Installation and Site-specific artworks.
Dhaka is the most crowded city in the world and we don’t have enough space to live, so I abandoned the idea of monotonous studio space in 2016 when I completed my MFA degree and started to work in open spaces. I traveled to different villages in Bangladesh and India like - tribal village (Santhal) in Santiniketan, my hometown Lalmonirhat. Talking to locals from different communities than mine and spending time with them enables me to understand how they live and relate to nature. My experience and understanding regarding nature, the way of living of different communities, their thoughts; all act as inspiration, resource, and medium of my works.
Soma Surovi Jannat (b. 1990, Dhaka) earned her MFA in 2016 from Department of Painting, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, India & BFA in 2013 from Department of Drawing & Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. Her exhibition history includes: Dhaka Art Summit 2020; Serendipity Art Festival 2018, India ; Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, 2018 ; 7TH Beijing International Art Biennale, China 2017 etc. Her most significant recognition: Winner of Dhaka Art Summit 2020. As an Artist, she sees herself as a bridge to connect different aspects in surrounding and reform them with an optimistic approach. Traveling, Interaction and collaboration are the main aspects of her working process. Her body of work includes Drawing, Painting, Installation and Site-specific artworks.
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