Galleri Kaya lifted the curtain on a group art exhibition on Saturday in the capital’s Uttara.
The 29-day exhibition, titled ‘16th Anniversary Exhibition’, has been organised marking the 16th founding anniversary of the gallery. It features a total 103 selected artworks created between 1954 and 2020 by 42 modern and contemporary artists.
The artworks have been created using mediums like acrylic, oil, watercolour, ink, charcoal, ceramic, bronze, pastel, pencil and mixed media.
The participating artists include Abdus Shakoor Shah, Aditya Basak, Ahmed Shamsuddoha, Aminul Islam, Anisuzzaman, Ashraful Hasan, Atin Basak, Azharul Islam Chanchal, Bishwajit Goswami, Chandra Bhattacharjee, Chandra Shekhar Dey, Debdas Chakraborty ,Fareha Zeba, Goutam Chakraborty, Hamiduzzaman Khan, Hashem Khan, Jamal Ahmed, Jayanta Naskar, Jogen Chowdhury, Kalidas Karmakar, Kamaluddin, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Kazi Rakib, Masuda Kazi, Mohammad Eunus, Mohammad Iqbal, Monirul Islam, Mukul Kumar Barai, Murtaja Baseer, Nagarbasi Barman, Nazlee Laila Mansur, Rafiqun Nabi, Ranjit Das, Ratan Mojumder, Samarjit Roy Choudhury , Sanat Kar, Shahabuddin Ahmed, Shahanoor Mamun, Sheikh Afzal Hossain, Shishir Bhattacharjee, Shohag Parvez and Wakilur Rahman.
The works depict women, flora and fauna, scenic beauty of Bengal, fruits, newspapers, crafts, six seasons, sufferings of the marginalised in society and others.
Hamiduzzaman Khan has displayed a watercolour painting at the exhibition. The work titled ‘Gypsy Boats’ depicts boats anchored in the middle of the sea.
Hashem Khan has the ability to produce paintings without any distinct traces of speedy representativeness with clear depiction of humans and of nature. He has displayed a mixed media painting titled ‘Basanta’, which shows human figures comprising various lines, forms, shapes and colours.
Jamal Ahmed has displayed a work portraying relationship between humans and nature. His charcoal painting titled ‘Rushing Over’ shows into a figure comprising the faces of a woman, horse and bird.
Kanak Chanpa Chakma has displayed a work portraying the culture and tradition of people from ethnic minority groups living in the Chattogram Hill Tracts region. The oil painting titled ‘Colour of the Spring’ shows a female figure donning traditional attires and ornaments used by ethnic minority groups.
‘We started our journey in 2004 with an aim to give young artists a platform to showcase their talent and connect with art aficionados. We always feature young artists along with the seasoned ones. Artists have been hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic. I hope the better days will come soon. I want to thank all who have supported us during our journey,’ Director of Galleri Kaya, Goutam Chakraborty, told New Age.
The exhibition has been sponsored by ADN group and will remain open till August 22.
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