Group show satirises violence, extremism

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:49, Apr 20,2017


Violence prevailing in the society has been satirised through experimental paintings in a group art show underway at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Most of the 70 figurative paintings by 60 participating artists of the show, organised by Darpan Art Foundation, feature conflicts, extremism, cruelty or urge for peace on the backdrop of violent world.

Some of the colourful paintings also portray urban and rural life, scenic beauty, myth, wild life and other themes.  

Though all the participating artists are still students, their works are not amateurish rather the young artists have demonstrated their maturity by producing experimental works, quality compositions, proportion in art and balanced use of vibrant colours.

In her large acrylic painting, Naima Rahman Sharna satirises conflict in human mind by depicting black figures of human beings fighting with each other on the background of a gigantic image of heart.

RM Masud has satirised violence by depicting scattered images of human limbs on the canvas following a terror attack.

Suvroto Khan urges for peace in his painting by depicting the ambience of a harmonious morning in a garden where urbanites are busy with various activities.

Following the style of traditional rickshaw painting, SA Malek is displaying four experimental paintings in the group show.  His subjects are also taken being influenced by rickshaw paintings, by presentation style is polished.

Started on April 17, the exhibition will remain open form 11am to 7pm for everybody till April 25.

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