Drawing and paintings depicting diverse themes and addressing different issues by 24 renowned artists are on display at a group show under way at Galleri Kaya in the capital.
Titled Tactile, the show displays works by eminent artists including Murtaja Baseer, Samarjit Roy Choudhury, Rafiqun Nabi, Hamiduzzaman Khan, Hashem Khan, Abdus Shakoor Shah, Ahmed Shamsuddoha, Anisuzzaman, Goutam Chakraborty, Jamal Ahmed and others.
The works are as diverse thematically as they are powerful in delivering their intended messages, some dealing with nature while others depicting the diversity of life and culture. There are some portraits also, created using mediums such as pencil, pastel, acrylic, and oil.
To mention some particular works, veteran artist Murtaza Bashir’s recent charcoal drawing named Renaissance features a human face done in the cubist style.
Artist Ahmed Shamsuddoha’s charcoal drawings featuring human figures and landscape are eye-catching. An Old Santal, a charcoal drawing, shows an aged santal man standing in front of his mud-built house in great and meticulous details.
Rafiqun Nabi’s Kata Lal Ghuri is a depiction of carefree childhood where a red kite is visible in the black dominated artwork.
Hamiduzzaman Khan, known mostly for his sculptures, is showcasing several of his paintings in the exhibition. One of them, In The Evening, shows the scenic beauty of sea at dusk.
Hashem Khan’s works from his Music series bear the artist’s signature style of presenting beauty of nature and human figures.
Jamal Ahmed’s works from his very popular Pigeons series are a joy to look at. Done in charcoal and pastel, the works show flock of pigeons in a photographic detail.
Sheikh Afzal Hossain’s charcoal painting named Affection is another eye-catching work showing a mother looking at her child with marked affection in her eyes.
The show, inaugurated on Saturday, will be open till May 11.
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