Rokeya Sultana: Fata Morgana

May-June, 2013

The series of works Rokeya Sultana presents in "Fata Morgana" is unique by many aspects. Firstly, the prints are made using a series of new techniques that Sultana learnt during her Fulbright scholarship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Rokeya Sultana calls the technique monotype pressure prints, and even though they are technically prints (which means that they are multiples) they are one-off prints because their exact identical reproduction is impossible. Those that follow Sultana’s working process will see that it bears the distinct sensual quality of her previous works. But it is hard not to notice an innovative sharpness in her lines, a new spirit of exploration in the themes she picks, and the desire to accurately describe what the artist calls her inner cosmos.