The Modern Day Painter ft. Zarin Subha Rodela

Zarin Subha Rodela is a fresh and youthful representative of modern age art in Bangladesh. She is currently studying Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Brighton, the Co-founder of Art for Cause and Women in Arts Bangladesh.

Straw hats

How was your passion for art born and what is your inspiration?

I have been passionate for art since I was a toddler. I always loved drawing and won many art competition since I was child. I was always intrigued by Bangladeshi culture and I tried to always have an emphasis of it on my work.

What is the definition of art to you?

''Art is something that is with us all the time. It’s something you can’t escape. As Pablo Picasso once said ‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ‘I have lived by the quote all my life, and wish the artist in me always stays.''

What is your process of making art and how does this blend into your daily life?

I worked on many different surfaces. Starting from canvases to mirrors and also digital media. You can give me a blank paper and pen, and I would still be doodling. I just want my work to speak louder than words and have an impact on society and people’s heart.

How are you pulling off your passion for art during quarantine?

I wanted to learn something new this quarantine. So I started working on digital art, and I am trying to self learn digital art

What are the stories and perspectives you want to convey through your art?

''I want to work towards making work that involves social .issues and stigma. I want my art to speak about things that are still taboo.''

What are your aims for the future of Bangladeshi art?

I think there is a lot of potential. I want to support artists and designers with their passion, so that they can achieve great things.