Six young artists have displayed diverse masks at a week-long group show underway at the Zainul Gallery of faculty of fine arts, Dhaka University.
The participating artists are Sabuj Das, Sajib Paul, Tushar Dey, M Zakir Hossain, Rijan Ahmed and Tahmina Sultana, all of whom are either former or current students of the department of crafts at the faculty of fine arts.
Titled ‘Behind the Masks-3’, the exhibition displays around 50 masks, mostly inspired by folklores and done in mediums like wood, glass, tapestry, appliqué and metal.
Sajib Paul has mostly worked with wood and in some pieces has mixed glass with wood. While his masks do not show any particular character, each being different from the other, they are a delight to watch.
Tahmina Sultana has portrayed rural men and women in her masks. She, too, has used wood as her principal medium.
Tushar Dey has displayed masks made from tree barks. Women’s faces and hair adorned with ornaments and flowers give a dazzling effect to his masks.
The prices of the masks range from Tk 6,000 to Tk 12,000. The show, which was inaugurated on November 19, will end today at 8:00pm.
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