Group show addresses global warming

Tanzil Rahaman | Published: 22:25, Feb 18,2020 | Updated: 12:24, Feb 20,2020


A view from the group exhibition ‘Impression of Nature’ at Zainul Gallery of Dhaka University. — Indrajit Kumer Ghosh

Young artists have expressed their concerns over global warming at a group show under way at Zainul Gallery of Dhaka University.

The five-day exhibition titled ‘Impression of Nature’ has been organised by Outdoor Community.

The show features a total of 78 paintings by 21 artists. The works have been created using mediums like acrylic, oil, ink, charcoal, mixed media and others.

The artists have portrayed effects of global warming along with air pollution, water pollution, relationship between humans and nature, flora and fauna and others.

Managing director of Magnum Management Consulting Limited Deneb Zeenat Latif inaugurated the exhibition on February 17 in presence of Dhaka University law department assistant professor Taslima Yasmin and founder of Green Savers Ahsan Rony.

Artists namely Azmol Hosen, Dipro Bonik, Helal Shah, Khadiza Tun Numani, Khing Shai Marma, Tanjima Tabassum Easha, Liza Sharifa, Madhubanti Raya, Maneek Bonik, Marzan Kabir, Mohosin Kabir Himaloy, Mrinal Bonik, Nusrat Jahan Titly, Pritom Mozumder, Prodip Saha, Rajib Mahabub, Shaktimohito Subir, Sima Mondal, Sajia Rahman Sondha, Shakti Nomaan and Tariqul Islam Herok have displayed their works at the exhibition.

The artists studied fine arts at different universities namely Dhaka University, Rajshahi University, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, National University, University of Development Alternative and others.

Tanjima Tabassum Easha, a participating artist at the exhibition, said, ‘We should not be ignorant of environmental pollution. If humans keep polluting the air and water, the planet will become unliveable. The exhibition will give viewers a glimpse into the effects of global warming and its causes.’

To mention a few works, Helal Shah’s acrylic painting titled ‘Dockyard-01, Sadarghat, Dhaka’ shows workers busy working at a dockyard on the bank of the Buriganga river.

Shima Mondal’s oil painting titled ‘Padma’ portrays lotus flowers. Some of the flowers have blossomed, few are yet to spread their petals and the rest have lost their colour due to environmental pollution.

Tanjima Tabassum Easha’s acrylic painting titled ‘Tartarean Nature-1’ shows a tortoise entangled in wires. The creature has a lotus flower on its head while the background has been painted black.

Rajib Mandal’s acrylic painting titled ‘Landscape-1’ shows three ducks swimming in a polluted pond surrounded by trees containing grey-coloured leaves.

The exhibition will remain open till February 23.

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