Art Edition 4!

After the success of Art Edition 1, Art Edition 2 and Art Edition 3, we are back with Art Edition 4. From 5th to 15th June, 2021, we will once again exhibit the works of 4 International and 4 Indian artists.

We thank you all for supporting us so far. If it wasn’t for you, we couldn’t have imagined keeping up with this humble initiative of ours. For more updates, watch this space in the coming days!

Here are our Artists:

Day 1: Semine Hazar

Semine Hazar completed launching her first digital solo art show “Sea Watcher”, a registered UNWOD digital event that coincided with the United Nations World Oceans Day ahead of UN’s World Maritime Day on September 24, at the Pinelo Art Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey.  The inspiration behind Semine’s art show “Sea Watcher”  was her trip to the Antarctic in 2017, where she witnessed the melting of ice sheets first-hand as the ice crashed with a great sound into the sea. This affected her deeply.  

Day 2: Jyotirmay Dalapati

Jyotirmay’s drawings and prints are based on the ecosystem, environment and nature. His primary focus is on living beings such as insects, birds, beasts, fish, etc., which play a significant role in our environment. He is originally from a remote village named Kanjiakhali. In 1999, his family shifted from the village to a suburb, Uluberia. It is here that Jyotirmay realized that the ecosystem of his village was not available in the suburb, where the flora and fauna had somehow deteriorated in number, degree, attraction and appeal. 

Day 3: Ilhan Sayin

Our third artist for Art Edition 4 is Ilhan Sayin. He was previously featured during Art Edition 2, where his works were displayed alongside that of Ismail Soysal. Ilhan’s paintings have also been featured in various UN initiatives and beyond. His work has emphasizes upon Climate Change and Environmental issues. We are delighted to share his interview and several more of his artworks.

Day 4: Selva Ozelli

Selva Ozelli Esq, CPA, is an environmentalist who expresses the sentiment of the times of Corona in her work as an artist, writer, international tax attorney, and certified public accountant. Her works have been showcased in multiple countries, as well as by the UN for its World Environment, Oceans and Desertification days. Her works have also been published by the world’s first climate change museum, the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, Hong Kong.

Day 5: Fatma Kadir

Selva Ozelli Esq, CPA, is an environmentalist who expresses the sentiment of the times of Corona in her work as an artist, writer, international tax attorney, and certified public accountant. Her works have been showcased in multiple countries, as well as by the UN for its World Environment, Oceans and Desertification days. Her works have also been published by the world’s first climate change museum, the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, Hong Kong.

Day 6: Kshaunish Kayal

ক্ষৌণীশের বাড়ি পশ্চিমবঙ্গে, তবে কর্মসূত্রে এখন তিনি মুম্বই নিবাসী। তিনি পেশাগতভাবে একজন ইলেকট্রিক্যাল ইঞ্জিনিয়ার ।  প্রফেশন না হলেও আঁকা বরাবরই তার প্রিয় একটা বিষয়। সেভাবে প্রথাগত ভাবে শেখেননি কখনো। ভালো লাগা থেকেই আঁকেন। রঙ তুলির সাথে যোগাযোগ যখন প্রায় উঠে গেছে সময়ের চাপে , তখন ডিজিটাল পেইন্টিং এর সাথে ক্ষৌণীশের পরিচয় হয়। তার কথায় — “ধীরে আবার ফিরে পেলাম আঁকাকে। প্রতিদিনের শেষে যে সব মুহূর্তের কাছে আমরা বারেবারে ফিরে যেতে চাই, আমি চেষ্টা করি তাদের ফুটিয়ে তুলতে। এই প্রকৃতিতে শান্ত যা কিছু , তাদের নিয়েই ছবি আঁকতে আমার সবচেয়ে বেশি ভালো লাগে। “

Day 7: Upasana Chakraborty

Upasana started drawing in 2014 when the student’s movement Hokkolorob was on and many artists would visit her university for protests and leave only after they had made their voices heard through stunning graffiti on gender politics. She realised the power of art when the university administration started spending a lot of money on whitewashing the same walls.

Day 8: Çilem Bulut

Çilem challenges despair and darkness through her paintings, especially in times of difficulties. In her paintings, she dreams of a world where everything is possible, with differences and contrasts intertwined. She tries to express that all the energies in the universe and our planet follow each other. In other words, she tries to express the feeling that our existences are intertwined and that it is only possible to coexist mutually. The philosophy behind her art is to create hope where there is none.