Prints depict diverse topics

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:18, Jan 06,2020


Two artworks from the exhibition.

Local and foreign artists have displayed prints portraying diverse subjects at a group show under way at Kalakendra in capital’s Mohammadpur.

The exhibition is featuring 29 selected artworks by 27 artists from countries like Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The event has been organised as part of the South Asian Young Printmakers Award 2019.

Artists till the age of 35 from different South Asian countries submitted their works for the award.

Eminent artist Sayed Abul Barq Alvi inaugurated the exhibition on January 1.

Noted art critic Moinuddin Khaled was also present at the inaugural ceremony.

Indian artist Preya Bhagat won the SAYPA 2019 award. She received cash prize of $1,000.

The displayed prints address topics like nature, politics, human relationship, everyday objects and others.

To mention a few works, local artist Zeba Faria’s print portrays three wheels. The print is available for sale.

With plate lithography technique local artist Shaila Sharmin has created her work titled ‘Bloody News’. The print shows a woman holding a red board.

Indian artist Sandeep Suneriya’s etching work titled ‘Indian Politics League’ depicts the current political situation of India.

Local artist Asma Chowdhury’s print showing parts of rickshaw has been creation using aquatint process.

Chitram Sen’s woodcut work titled ‘Bee or not to be’ shows bees of red colour.

Besides, the show features artworks by two Indian artists namely Adarsh Palandi and Akansha Verma, Nepali artist Bidhyaman Tamang, Pakistani artist Bilal Khalid, Bangladeshi artist Sumaita Afrin Shupty and others.

Kibria Printmaking Studio, Dhaka, has been conferring the award since 2012. The award, named after Mohammad Kibria, recognises young South Asian artists working in the field of printmaking.

Artist Mohammad Kibria was born on January 1, 1929 in the then Bengal Presidency. He was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 1983 and Independence Award in 1999. He passed away on June 7, 2011.

The exhibition will end on January 10.

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