Laila Sharmeen exhibits in Paris

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Dec 05,2018

 
 
Laila Sharmeen

Laila Sharmeen

Bangladeshi artist Laila Sharmeen will exhibit her recent mixed media works in December at Spectrum Miami and at the annual international exhibition Salon des Baux Arts in Paris.
The five-day Spectrum Miami, to be held at Miami’s arts and culture hub Wynwood Arts District, opens today and curtains opens on Salon des Baux Arts on December 13 at the prestigious Carrousel Du Louvre, says a press release.
She has 11 solos and over 60 international group shows to her credit. In 2011 she won a Purchase Prize at the prestigious 16th Space International Print Biennial held at OCI Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea.
Her works are in permanent collection of many local and international organisations including National Museum of Bangladesh, Izmir Cultural Centre, Central Bank of Bangladesh and leading telecom company of Bangladesh, Grameenphone.
Her artistic concern has been Shantih or Peace. Her quest for Shantih reinforced by her readings of ancient philosophical text Brihadaranyaka Upanishad containing Hindu and Buddhist concepts particularly the ones regarding three duties that each individual must perform.
These duties are Datta Dayadvam Damyata meaning give, compassion and control. The motifs that recur in her canvas such as hena, kash or lotus blossoms or hay stacks or ducks, are symbols of an innocent world of her childhood where she finds
for her solace and peace in this world of deceit and disquiet.

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