Indian artists showcase prints

Staff Correspondent | Published: 20:14, Mar 12,2017


An exhibition of prints by Indian artists Ajit Seal and Uttam Kumar Basak begins Shilpangan Art Gallery at Dhanmondi in the capital on Sunday.— Sony Ramany

Artists from India Ajit Seal and Uttam Kumar Basak are showcasing their print works at a duet exhibition at the Shilpangan Art Gallery at Dhanmondi in the capital.

The exhibition titled Diversity in Duality includes 47 prints — 22 by Basak and 25 by Seal, done by using different printmaking methods including etching, lithography, serigraphy, platography and others.

Both the artists, who have learnt printmaking from Vishva Bharati University, Shantinekatan, India, are showcasing their works for the very first time in Bangladesh.

The works of the artists are straightforward, yet at the same time intricate with careful strokes of different colours. The prints are colouful depicting human life, nature and also unification of human and the natural world. Thus, trees, animal figures and human forms have appeared in their works again and again.

Noted artist Rafiqun Nabi inaugurated the exhibition in presence of Dhaka University fine art faculty dean Nisar Hossain and architect-artist Khalid Palash on Sunday.

‘This is for the first time I am showcasing my works in Bangladesh and I am really glad about that,’ Uttam Kumar Basak told New Age.

Ajit Seal said that he was really pleased to have met with Bangladesh artists in Dhaka.

The exhibition will remain open for all from 3:00pm to 8:00pm till March 24. 



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