Art is a way of expressing or applying human creative skill and imagination in a visual form such as painting or sculpture which speaks about one’s cultural beauty or emotional power.
Rohingya art is no exception. There are many emerging Rohingya artists, painters and muralists who are cultivating and flourishing Rohingya culture through their art. Mohammed Nur (23), is one of the 25 muralists of Rohingya and Bangladesh who have earned the nickname “Ronger Manus – the colorful people” through mural works. Nur told to The New York Times, “Artwork is food for the mind. When we draw, our ideas become more open. It’s a way to make a voice to the world.”
Another emerging artist, Enayet Khan (22), who doesn’t want to waste anytime and won prestigious recognition from Oxfam Asia said, “If I want to explain anything, it is not through talking or writing, but through my art.”
In 2018, UNICEF USA published an article saying, “Mural Painting Brings Smiles To Rohingya Children Healing From Trauma.” One of the American artists from Artolution who worked behind this project, Joel Bergner quoted, “Our main objective is to address critical issues related to armed conflict, trauma and social marginalization by developing artwork that promotes reconciliation, healing and community empowerment.”
In order to treasure Rohingya arts and paintings, theartgardenrohingya.com has published BOSÓRI PATHRI BŌI: The Art Garden Magazine No.2 on 1st May, 2022. This magazine showcases many beautiful arts such as, “Siyolor Gira, Montaz Begum, Naf Doijja, Halor Goru” and many more.