Seasoned artists showcase works in group show

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jan 09,2020


Two artworks from the exhibition.

Seasoned artists, who are students of 1974 batch of fine arts faculty of Dhaka University, have displayed artworks at a group show under way at Gallery Chitrak in capital’s Dhanmondi.

The exhibition titled ‘Frame 74’ has been organised by Gallery Chitrak. It is featuring a total of 74 paintings by eight artists namely Sakina Hossain, Parveen Zaman Shammu, Rahat Nilofer, Shamima Sharmin, Wahid Zaman Tokon, Mahmudur Rahman Apu, GM Khalilur Rahman and Farid Hossain Siddiqui.

The paintings address issues like women, nature, animals, scenic beauty of rural Bengal, flowers, sufferings of Rohingyas, different seasons and others.

Eminent artist Mustafa Monwar inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest on January 3, while artists Professor Shahid Kabir and Professor Syed Azizul Huq were present as special guests at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

To mention a few paintings, Sakina Hossain’s work titled ‘Mustard Field’ shows a woman clad in green sari and two children running across a mustard field under the scorching sun.

Mahmudur Rahman Apu’s work titled ‘Panam Building’ shows the front view of the historical Panam building which is located at Panam Nagar in Sonargaon, Narayanganj while his another work titled ‘Winter Morning’ shows a country road on a foggy winter morning. People are gossiping and taking tea at roadside tea stalls.

Farid Hossain Siddiqui’s work titled ‘Pigeon & Window’ shows two pigeons flying out of the window of an old castle.

Wahid Zaman’s work titled ‘Kutupalong’ portrays a camp for Rohingya people, who fled to Bangladesh in their bid to escape military persecution in Myanmar a couple of years ago while his another work titled ‘She’ depicts a beautiful ethnic minority woman donned in traditional cloths. The edges of the painting are covered by various colours including red, yellow, white and black.

Shamima Sharmin’s work titled ‘My Cat-1’ shows a cat is sitting on the floor and the background shows a human figure.

The exhibition will end on January 12.

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