Solo show portrays surroundings, social change

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:57, Dec 24,2017 | Updated: 20:01, Dec 24,2017


A painting by Tasadduk Hossain Dulu on display at Kalakendra in Muhammadpur.

Artist Tasadduk Hossain Dulu depicts his surroundings and social change through paintings at his solo show underway at Kalakendra in Mohammadpur.

The show titled ‘Beyond the Insignificant’ features 12 mixed media artworks of different sizes by the artist. The displayed paintings show images of different objects like small paper clips, kitchenware, paper boat and others, which are regularly used within households and often considered insignificant as they are not very expensive.

However, Dulu paints the everyday objects metaphorically on his canvasses to depict his surroundings, socio-political happenings and social change.

A displayed artwork by Dulu shows a number of paper clips of different sizes and colours. The simple yet colourful painting showing realistic paper clips is an eye-catching piece on display.

The artist is displaying a number of large paintings, which looks like newspaper clippings. The artworks featuring images, articles and news headlines depict happenings in the society.

Dulu has depicted a typical drawing room in one of his works. The painting shows well-placed furniture arrangement in a room. The room contains a sofa set, carpet, curtains and others.

The exhibition, which has been curated by Wakilur Rahman, is the seventh solo by the artist who has taken part in many group exhibitions in different countries including Sri Lanka and Netherlands.

‘As an artist, I consider myself a responsible member of the society. Therefore, I try to depict my surroundings and the society through my artworks,’ said Dulu.   

The exhibition, which began from December 15, will remain open for all till January 6. 

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