Artists stand by needy thru group show

Tanzil Rahaman | Published: 23:07, May 05,2020


Two artworks from the exhibition.

Leading artists have put their works on sale - to raise money for helping aspiring artists, art-related charities and homeless people - at an online charity group art exhibition which commenced on May 1.

The exhibition, titled ‘ART in the Fight Against COVID-19’, organised by Edge, The Foundation, features a total of 24 artworks comprising 20 paintings and four sculptures.

The artworks have been created using mediums like woodcut, watercolour, acrylic, charcoal, bronze, oil and others.

The participating artists are, namely, Hamiduzzaman Khan, Jamal Ahmed, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Anisuzzaman, Anukul Chandra Mojumder, Mohammad Eunus, Rokeya Sultana, Ivy Zaman, Maksuda Iqbal Nipa, Mohammad Iqbal, Ranjit Das, Shahid Kabir, Tejosh Halder Josh and Tajuddin Ahmed.

The artworks address nature, urbanisation, women, life in hilly areas, summer season, scenic beauty of rural Bengal and others.

To mention a few works, Hamiduzzaman Khan’s watercolour painting titled ‘Tanguar Haor’ shows an egret standing on the bank of the haor and fisherman catching fishes.

Anukul Chandra Mojumder’s acrylic charcoal painting titled ‘Kuashar Golpo’ shows a rickshaw puller transporting passengers on a cold winter

Kanak Chanpa Chakma’s acrylic painting titled ‘Rhythm of the Hills 27’ shows a river following between two mountains.

Jamal Ahmed’s acrylic painting titled ‘Going Home’ shows women donning colourful saries along with children walking on a sea beach. The background shows fishermen catching fishes in deep sea.

‘When I was contacted, I agreed to participate in the exhibition because the money raised from the artwork sales will be distributed among the needy. It is a good initiative and I am happy to be part of it,’ Ranjit Das told New Age.

Viewers can see and buy the artworks on Edge’s website www.edgethefoundation.com or on the Facebook page of Edge. Besides, one can inquire about price and availability of artworks or make appointment for visiting the exhibition by calling +88 0173 002 0488 or +88 0173 002 0499.

‘It is very difficult to keep the gallery open amid the COVID-19 crisis. Therefore, if anyone wants to visit the exhibition they can make an appointment by calling us,’ said Sarwar N Chowdhury, consultant at Edge, The Foundation.

The exhibition will remain open till May 15.

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