Noted artist Mohammad Abu Salim has portrayed scenic beauty, natural diversity and daily lives of the people of Bangladesh at his solo exhibition underway at Galerie Zoom, Alliance Française de Dhaka.
Salim is showcasing 20 of his recent watercolour paintings at the exhibition titled ‘My Beloved Motherland’. The paintings depict rich natural diversity of Bangladesh, daily lives and struggles of farmers, fishermen, boatmen and others.
Salim’s detailed and colorful paintings portray nature in all its glory. The azure sky, rivers, boats, golden paddy fields, wild flowers, hills covered with trees -- all have been depicted by the artist on his watercolour canvasses.
A displayed artwork at the exhibition shows farmers harvesting ripe paddy on the bank of a river. The golden paddy field, brown coloured bodies of the farmers and calm waters of the river have been skillfully depicted by the artist on the watercolour canvas. Wild flowers found in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region have also been depicted in the displayed paintings. A number of the displayed paintings also show sampan, a large traditional boat of the Chittagong region.
Salim not only portrays the nature of Bangladesh but also addresses the various problems faced by the people living in the urban areas.
In one of his displayed works, the artist has addressed water logging, which is a common problem in Dhaka during monsoon. The exhibition, which commenced from October 19, will remain open till October 31.
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