Online exhibition celebrates hope

Tanzil Rahaman | Published: 21:52, Aug 04,2020


Two artworks by Sameena M Karim.

Renowned sculptor and artist Sameena M Karim has displayed artworks portraying messages of hope at an online solo art exhibition under way on the website of Artitude.

The 15-day exhibition features a total of 73 artworks including sculptures, drawings, paintings and others which have been created using different mediums including acrylic, ink, charcoal, terracotta, lead, bronze, ceramic and others.  This is the 4th solo exhibition of the artist. 

The displayed artworks, which can be viewed at www.artitude.com.bd, depict gardens, animals, human relationship, women and others.

Artist Nazlee Laila Mansur inaugurated the online exhibition on August 1. It has been jointly curated by artist AKM Alamgeer Huque Shopon and art historian and researcher Rezaul Karim Sumon.

‘The exhibition aims at spreading messages of hope in the time of COVID-19 crisis. The outbreak is demoralising people. The artworks at the exhibition urge people to stay strong and not to lose hope. I believe that the difficult days will soon pass and things will return to normalcy. All the artworks are available for sale. I will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Jaago Foundation. They will spend the money to help the underprivileged children,’ Sameena M Karim told New Age.

To mention a few works, a pen on paper work titled ‘Shokhi’ shows two women. One is chasing after roosters while the other one is carrying daily necessities.

An untitled ink and charcoal drawing shows a couple embracing each other.

A terracotta sculpture titled ‘Lonely Damsel’ portrays a mother feeding her child.

A red ceramic sculpture titled ‘Reclining Figure’ depicts a female figure comprised of geometrical shapes.

The exhibition will remain open until August 15.

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