Two separate group shows featuring diverse artworks are underway at Zainul Gallery 1 and 2 of faculty of fine arts of Dhaka University.
Twenty-three artists of the fourth batch of faculty of fine arts of Dhaka University are displaying their works at the exhibition titled ‘Step-3’ ongoing at Zainul Gallery 1.
The show, dedicated to two late artists namely Ranbir Pal and Nadia Anjum, displays paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures done by artists like Malay Bala, Pran Roy, ASM Zakaria, Azmeer Hossain, Shahneoyaj Cacoly and others.
Pran Roy has displayed mixed media works resembling rickshaw paintings under the series titled ‘Fading Heritage’ shows, while Malay Bala has displayed an untitled watercolour painting at the show.
In the second show titled ‘Barowari’, 16 artists from fine arts departments of different universities have displayed 59 watercolour paintings featuring the scenic beauty and diversity of the country at Zainul Gallery 2.
‘The artists have portrayed the beauty of Bangladesh in their watercolour works displayed at the show’, said Sumon Kumar Sarkar, one of the participating artists.
The artists have portrayed beauty and diversity of different regions of the country like Cox’s Bazar sea beach, hills and forests of Chittagong Hill Tracts, along side rivers, village life and others.
Divya Alo Chakma has painted the lush green hills of Chittagong Hill Tracts region in his detailed paintings.
Sampa Halder has depicted hills of Bandarban district in four paintings under the Bandarban series. Adil Hasnat and Maneek Bonik have depicted sunrise and sunset in the sea in their works.
Artists like Tamanna Liza, Sumon Kumar Sarkar and Helal Shah have depicted village life in their works.
Liza has depicted the different looks of a village at different times of the day in her paintings like Morning Light in Village, Noon in Village and Afternoon in Village.
Sumon Kumar and Helal Shah have respectively depicted the everyday life of santal women in their artworks titled Santhal Village and Helal Shah.
The exhibitions, which were inaugurated on February 9, will end today.
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