Group exhibition features diversified worksCultural Correspondent
A variety of artistic works by a total of 13 artists from 1979 batch of the faculty of fine arts, Dhaka University fascinate the art lovers at the ongoing weeklong art exhibition at Gallery Cosmos-2 in the capital’s Mohakhali area.
The accomplished artists have experimented with oil, acrylic, enamel and water colour while terracotta and wood at the exhibition.
Titled ‘Class of 1979 Charukala,’ the art show begun on Monday. Danish Ambassador in Dhaka Svend Olling inaugurated the event as the chief guest while eminent artists Shamarjit Roy Chowdhury and Mahmudul Haque were present as guests of honour at the programme, jointly supported by Cosmos Group, Cosmos-Atelier71 Printmaking Studio and Shaheed Colonel Jamil Foundation.
Works of Ariff Shaheen, Afroza Jamil, Dhananjoy Chandra Mondal, Dilruba Latif Rosy, Fahmi Khan, Lala Rukh Selim, Md Rezauzzaman, Mokhlesur Rahman, Sharif, Shapan Kumar Sikdar, Syeda Mahbuba Karim, Uttam Kumar Karmakar and Zahid Mustafa are put on display at the show.
Uttam Kumar’s abstract works titled ‘Rain-2’ and ‘Breaking Space,’ done by enamel paint, draw attention of the viewers for the illusive use of the shades of blue on large canvases.
Afrozaa Jamil Konka, in her series works depicting crow, experimented with background colours portraying various circumstances in which the birds roam around in her imagination. Her paintings titled ‘City Crows,’ ‘Water Crows’ and ‘Shadow Crows’ present realistic figures of crows on red, blue and white backdrops respectively.
Sharif’s two acrylic works depicting landscapes of the beautiful rural Bangladesh give a complete treat for
the viewers while Lala
Rukh Selim’s installation, done by wood, iron, fabric and coconut brings a noteworthy dimension at the exhibition.
Shapan Kumar Sikdar’s terracotta work depicting Hindu deities with the motif of the subcontinent’s ancient temple works is certainly another remarkable facet of the art show.
The exhibition will remain open daily from 11:00am to 8:00pm except Sunday until June 24, 2012.
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