Duet show features daily lives, human figures

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 21:53, Oct 18,2017 | Updated: 22:48, Oct 18,2017

 
 

A vsitor looks at displayed artworks at the gallery. — New Age photo

Senior artists Abdus Shakoor Shah and Ranjit Das are displaying their artworks at an ongoing duet show at Shilpangan Art Gallery at Dhanmondi in the capital.
The exhibition titled ‘Diversity in Duality 2’ is featuring 50 paintings by the artists.
The displayed artworks by Abdus Shakoor Shah depict everyday life, human figures, folk motifs, liberation war and more.
A displayed painting at the exhibition is titled ‘25th March 71’. The painting, which can be termed as semi-abstract in style, shows human figures drawn with bold strokes of white in milieu of a pitch black canvas. Another displayed painting by Shakoor is titled ‘Faces’. The mixed media work shows two faces on a dark canvas. Shakoor used newspaper cuttings to portray the faces.
A number of ink on paper drawings by the artist shows trees, rural women, birds, mosques and temples. The artist has also incorporated texts on the canvas.
Life struggles of women and ordinary people have been depicted on the canvases by Ranjit Das. Most of his displayed artworks at the exhibition are untitled charcoal on paper drawings.
One of Ranjit’s paintings on display at the exhibition shows a teenage girl with a hen. The girl is holding the hen in her arms as if it is her own child.
Another displayed painting by Das shows a little boy carrying a goat. Other displayed artworks by Das shows a Chakma woman collecting tea leaves on a basket, a mother tending her child and more.
The exhibition has been organised as part of a duet show series. The first show of the series featuring two senior Indian artists Ajit Das and Uttam Kumar was held earlier this year.
The exhibition, which commenced from October 15, will remain open for all from 12pm to 8pm till October 21.

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