Dhaka University students address diverse topics in group show

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 13,2019


Two artworks from the exhibition.

Students of drawing and painting department of Dhaka University addressed diverse topics at a weeklong group art exhibition at Zainul Gallery of fine arts faculty.

The exhibition titled ‘Annual Art Exhibition 2019’ was organised by drawing and painting department where 85 students displayed 96 works, created using mediums like watercolour, oil, acrylic, pencil and others.

The students depicted diverse topics including everyday objects, Hindu deities, rustic life, nature and more.

Nine works were awarded in different categories at an award giving ceremony held at the fine arts faculty on Monday where University Grants Commission chairman professor Kazi Shahidullah was present as the chief guest.

Acclaimed artist Rafiqun Nabi, dean of DU fine arts faculty professor Nisar Hossain, Zainul Abedin’s son Moinul Abedin and others were present as special guests.

Pinak Ranjan Sarkar received Best Media Award- Pencil/Pen, Tamanna Tasneem Supti bagged Best Media Award- Watercolour, Md Helal Hosen received Best Media Award- Oil Colour and Nishat Mim Sakin bagged Best Award- Experimental Work.

Besides, Tanvir Malek received Shahid Shahnewaz Memorial Award, Md Rowshon Habib bagged Mahbubul Amin Memorial Award, Saurav Dhar received Kazi Abdul Baset Memorial Award, Rajin Nowar bagged Delwar Hossain Memorial Award and Jayanta Mondal received Anwarul Huq Memorial Award.

Pinak Ranjan Sarkar, a 1st year student, has displayed a pencil on paper work named ‘Still Life’, which shows an abounded room filled with various objects like shoes, brush, pots, ropes, wine bottles, brushes, newspapers and others.

Tanvir Malek, a 1st year student, has displayed a pen on paper work, titled ‘Close Up Study’, showing a broken car and a damaged motorbike parked inside an abandoned garage.

Md Helal Hosen, a 4th year student, has displayed an oil painting, titled ‘Cityscape’. The work shows a city street bustling with activity.

Nishat Mim Sakin, a MFA student, displayed an acrylic work, titled ‘Everything is Locked’, depicting a woman donning a yellow and red sari sitting on a chair. He her hands and legs have been tied up.

The exhibition ended on Tuesday.

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