Group show depicts city life

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:43, Jun 10,2018


Visitors look at paintings on display at EMK Centre.

Four promising artists have depicted city life through their artworks on display at a group show underway at EMK Centre in capital’s Dhanmondi.

The show titled ‘Urbanscape’ features twenty nine artworks created by Monidipa Das Gupta, Muhammad Mehedi Hasan, Pijush Kanti Sarkar Manoj and Farzana Islam Milky on diverse mediums like acrylic on canvas, aluminum, pen on paper and mixed media.

‘It does not matter how much we beautify our cities, nothing can surpass the beauty of rustic life. Through art I have tried to reimagine and incorporate cities into the natural world where unban life can coexist with nature,’ said Pijush, who has displayed four artworks under the title ‘Breaking Wall’.

The artworks show cracks in walls. The cracks represent hope while the wall represents monotonous city life.

Monidiapa in her 10 artworks displayed under the Dreamspace series has depicted deforestation and rooftop gardening.

People destroy forests to build cities. However, a rooftop garden can never be an alternative to a green forest.

Farzana Islam Milky has depicted the beautifully decorated buildings of Old Dhaka city and lifestyle of urban people in her displayed artworks. Her artworks titled ‘Alone’ and ‘Waiting’ depict the lonely urban life.

Medehi in his bright and colourful artwork displayed under the title ‘Loving the City’ has depicted the beauty of urban life. Many prefer urban life to rustic life as a big city offers ample opportunities.

The fourteen-day exhibition, which was inaugurated by artist Arun Gosh on June 2, will remain open till June 14.

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