Group show features works of local, Indian artists

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Sep 05,2019


Visitors look at displayed artworks at the exhibition. — New Age photo

A five-day group art exhibition featuring works by local and Indian artists began on Monday at La Galerie of Alliance Francaise de Dhaka in Dhanmondi.

The group event titled ‘Symphony’ is featuring a total of 53 paintings and 7 sculptures by the seven artists.

Local artists namely Papa Nurun Nahar, Elham Huq Khuku and Zebun Nahar Nayeem along with Indian artists like Professor Biman Bihari Das, Joydeb Bala, Nishi Sharma, Simran Kawaljit Singh Lamba and Subrata Ghosh have exhibited their works at the exhibition.

The artworks address issues like lived reality, relationship between animals and nature, motherhood, culture and social aspects of Bangladesh along with others. The paintings have been done using acrylic, oil, watercolour, mixed media and others while the sculptures have been made from marble stone and aluminium.

Padma Shri award winning artist Professor Biman Bihari Das inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest on September 2, while academic and art writer Professor Nazrul Islam was present as the special guest.

‘Symphony’ is an exhibition which originated from a get-together of artists from India and Bangladesh. Many of the artworks thus express folk themes and traditions of India and Bangladesh. Exhibitions like this will increase the cultural exchange of both countries,’ said Professor Biman Bihari Das.

To mention a few works, Professor Biman Bihari Das has displayed sculptures along with some eye catching watercolour paintings.

Biman’s watercolour painting titled ‘Watercolour Composition’ shows a numbers of pyramids. The background has been painted with red and yellow colours.

Another sculpture titled ‘Marble Gate, 2019’ shows a man standing in front of a white marble gate, on top of which a woman is sitting.

Papa Nurun Nahar’s work titled ‘The Moon & A Horse’ comprises of black and white stripes with a face of a horse towards the centre. Besides, a round figure resembling the moon can be seen at the top right corner.

Elham Huq Khuku’s painting titled ‘Species of life, 2019’ shows two women gossiping under a banyan tree.

Joydeb Bala’s painting titled ‘Mother & Child’ shows a woman holding her child on her left hand while a bird is sitting on her right hand. The edge of the painting is covered with violet and black colours.

The exhibition will end on September 7.

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