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Swadeka Ahsun is an international advisor for the European networks and the Commonwealth.
Swadeka is a consultant and advisor on Islam and faith matters.
Swadeka, an international artist exibited extensively.
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My Islamic art works have been inspired by Islam, its cultural heritage and its splendour, the glorious achievement of the renaissance, and the symmetry of the Islamic architecture.
Swadeka exibited extensively, nationally and internationally in the Middle-East and Europe, as well in the native town where she was born. Her work is as well on collection - one has been added in the Vatican Collection. Her paintings has also been given to charities so that the proceed of the sale would go to disaster relief and calamities like earthquake,Tsunami and floods and as well to support medical relief.
Most of Swadeka's works focus on the spiritual representation of objects ad beings, not on their material qualities. She has chosen a few dimensional stylizations to represent her works. It looks as the universe as if it were on a canvass, and interpret it. Playing with light and shadows is best achieved. Swadeka developed Calligraphic skills and is as well versed with traditional islamic patterns.
Islam's concentration on geometric patterns deaws attention away from the representational world, to one of pure forms, poised tensions and dynamic equilibrium, giving structural insight into the working of innerself, and their reflection in the universe. According to Professor Critchlow, Islamic art is predominantly a balance between pure geometric form and what can be called fundemental biomorphic form, a polarization that has association values with four philofophical and experimental qualities of cold and dry - representing the crystalization in geometric form - hot and moist - representing the formative forces hehind vegative and vascular forms.
Given the supreme importance of the word of God as set down in the Quran and its transmission throughout the Islamic world, the traditional emphasis of the written word can serve to elevate Arabic Calligraphy into the pre-eminent form of artistic expression. Within the interaction of Western developments, Swadeka tried to stimulate stylistic innovations and used various types of Arabic calligraphy e.g arabic letterform. She made use of either the Qalam of the reedpen, as well ink and acrylic within the brush. The Arabic Letterforms and calligraphy can be seen within various colors, plus its depth and movement in various assemblage of hand-made paper and canvasses. She struggled to reach new frontiers of imagination and interpretation.
Swadeka had also been inspired by great philosophers such as Ibn Rush, Ibn Sina, as well as philosopher as Plato and Aristotle.
Swadeka has an aspect of Western Art as a souce of inspiration, as can be seen on the thick stroke on some of the canvass, from Renaissance and Contemporary period. She is a regular Gallery goer and always been fascinated by Monet/Picasso/Chagal/Vangoth/Turner/Millais
Swadeka is a freelance consultant ad advisor on Islam and faith matters. She has been researching on religion and assist on the understanding of faith matters, participate and contribute in international faith and peacebuilding gathering and conflict resolution and reconciliation.
While she has been advising on gender and Islam for the council fof Europe and the commonwealth, Swadeka attended commonwealth meetings. She also attended meetings in Europe.
Swadeka held and participated in many solo and group exibition around the world during which time her art was acquired by public and private collection.
Swadeka has over the years given numeroud interviews to newspapers, magazines, radio and television, participated in intellectual discussions, debates, seminars, conferences regarding cultural and community issues, gender and religion.
The objectives were to bring items of Islamic thought, leading to Islamic art movement in modern times.
Swadeka is working on projects with a few designs and patterns. One of the pattern is based on ten fold symmetry. When generating designs, it is easiest to use either three, six and twelve fold motifs based on a repeated triangular grid, or four and eight fold motifs based on a repeated square grid. As the art of the geometric design developed in the Islamic world, craftmen inevitably turned their attention to the more enigmatic pentagon, which cannot be repeated to fill a plane without leaving gaps. They discovered ingenious ways of using shapes derived from the pentaton, and also the decagon, five pointed star and ten pointed star to create designs containing five and ten-fold symmetries. These designs use families of shapes which make up a 'form language' within which the individual craftmen's vision can be developed whilst assured of both beauty and anonymity.
Eight fold form Sacred Geometry: - This rendering of the pattern demonstrate an aspect of Islamic Geometric design, the possibility of suning different colours on pieces of the same shape. This allows the designer to explore the potential of a pattern and to expand upon the interrelationship of its symmetries. The colours here is of the artist's taste. The Eight fold star can alos be thought of symbolising the physical world, which in traditional Islamic Scholarship is determined by the four elements of Earth, Water and fire and the four qualities of hotness, coldness, dryness and the wetness or moisture.
This design need not to be seen on canvasses but as well in other forms, such as Ceramic and Glasses.